Car Rally donation to ARCHIE

James and Catherine Gray present a cheque for the ARCHIE Foundation to Emma Slessor (centre).
James and Catherine Gray present a cheque for the ARCHIE Foundation to Emma Slessor (centre).

A donation of £1,000 has been made to the ARCHIE Foundation from the proceeds of this year’s Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally.

The donation was made to the charity, which raises funds for the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, in Memsie recently.

The children’s hospital was just one of a range of charities which received a donation from the proceeds of the car rally, which is now in its 23rd year.

Car rally organisers Catherine and James Gray presented a cheque to Emma Slessor, who is a fund-raising assistant with the ARCHIE Foundation, last week.

The donation will go towards a fund for a boy called Brandon who was treated in the hospital.

The donation coincides with the tenth birthday of the children’s hospital in Aberdeen.

As part of the birthday celebrations, the ARCHIE Foundation launched the High 10 Appeal recently to raise funds to make improvements at the hospital.

These improvements include making the entrance to the hospital more child-friendly; employing a full-time receptionist; and funding play leader and family support worker posts.

The children’s hospital in Aberdeen serves an area equivalent to the size of the Netherlands.

Commenting, James Gray said: “We read an article about Brandon and the ARCHIE High 10 Appeal.

“We like to support all the different organisations in Fraserburgh and we decided to support ARCHIE this year as well as the local groups and associations we
support.”

Emma Slessor commented: “The ARCHIE Foundation are extremely grateful for this donation.

“We’re really pleased that this money is going to Brandon’s fund and also for raising awareness of the ARCHIE Foundation in Fraserburgh.”