Donation boost for Peterhead charities

Grant Baxter and Josephine Morgan present the donation to Fiona Weir and Denise Chambers of Cornerstone
Grant Baxter and Josephine Morgan present the donation to Fiona Weir and Denise Chambers of Cornerstone

Strachans Peterhead staff raised over £6,000 and recently shared the sum between two local causes.

Staff at the Windmill Street head office held a number of fundraising events over the last year and members of the charity committee chose two worthy causes after their colleagues nominated various charities.

Krystal Stephen of Strachans presents a cheque to Robin Bicknell, Ann Cantlay and George Cantlay of the Buchan and District MS Society

Krystal Stephen of Strachans presents a cheque to Robin Bicknell, Ann Cantlay and George Cantlay of the Buchan and District MS Society

They organised a Battle of the Bands night, a Race Night, Christmas and summer raffles, sold football cards and staff members taking part in Dress Down Fridays donated £1 each week.

A sponsored walk at Loch Muick was also held and a total of £6,700 was raised.

The money was split evenly between Cornerstone and the Buchan and District MS Society branch with each cause receiving £3,350.

Cornerstone provides care and support services for people of all ages that have disabilities and other support needs.

The Peterhead branch have set up a number of support groups including Special Tots and Superkids, adult literacy groups, an LGBT group and they are currently looking to set up mental health support groups.

Speaking about the donation, Fiona Weir from Cornerstone said: “We are delighted, it is a fantastic amount. There is a lot happening in Peterhead and we will share the money between all of our services.”

Robin Bicknell of the Buchan and District MS Society branch said: “This is the biggest donation we have had and it will go a long way to help a lot of people.

“We will use the money to purchase a TENS machine which will help with walking and provide better support.”

For more details on Cornerstone and the local services they provide see the Cornerstone Connects Peterhead group on Facebook.