Committee present cheques to charities

May Ritchie and Sian Simpson received the cheque on behalf of Inspire
May Ritchie and Sian Simpson received the cheque on behalf of Inspire

Buchanhaven Harbour Committee members presented cheques to three worthy causes last week.

The money was collected at the Buchanhaven Harbour Open Day that was held on Saturday, July 26.

Sam Melrose receives a cheque from Buchanhaven Harbour Committee members

Sam Melrose receives a cheque from Buchanhaven Harbour Committee members

Roberta and Jim Tozer received a share of the money for their daughter Angela Tozer’s Memorial Fund, May Ritchie and Sian Simpson accepted a donation on behalf of INSPIRE, and the third cheque went to Sam Melrose, who will give the money to Anthony Nolan on behalf of her daughter Catherine.

Roberta and Jim said: “We would like to thank the committee for nominating us to receive a proportion of the fund.

“The money will go to CHAS in memory of our daughter Angela.”

After collecting the cheque for INSPIRE, May Ritchie said: “This money will go towards supporting Eden Drive care home.”

Buchanhaven Harbour Committee members with Roberta and Jim Tozer

Buchanhaven Harbour Committee members with Roberta and Jim Tozer

The final cheque was presented to Sam Melrose, who said: “This is just fantastic, I am delighted and glad they chose to support us.

“This money will take our fundraising total to £75,000.”

This year’s Open Day was blessed with sunshine and hundreds of people flocked to enjoy a host of activities including a popular barbecue, boat trips, stalls, games and jet skis, with everyone making the most of the glorious weather.

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society also hosted a general exhibition in the centre to add to the attractions.

Stephanie Doolan and her son Liam won two separate raffles and their prizes were two photographs of Buchanhaven.

A lucky person from Fraserburgh won the iPad that was up for grabs thanks to Stephanie’s dad’s boat, and a lady in Aberdeen won the John Lewis vouchers donated by Expro.

Harbour chairman Arthur James said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to our Harbour Committee for everything and all the people who helped out on our Open Day.

“Also a special thank you to everyone at the Buchan Observer because if it wasn’t for all of you we wouldn’t be able to do great things like this every year to make people smile.”