Local education resource receives £1,200 donation

Neish manager Lara Anderson presents the donation to Andrew Musselwhite and Harold the Giraffe
Neish manager Lara Anderson presents the donation to Andrew Musselwhite and Harold the Giraffe

A Peterhead store donated £1,200 to Aberdeenshire Life Education Centres (ALEC) on Wednesday, June 25.

R and I Neish on Clerkhill Road has given an annual donation since the cause began 16 years ago.

Andrew Musselwhite of ALEC said: “ALEC, a delivery partner of Coram Life Education, is a health and drug education resource which visits every school in Aberdeenshire. It is run as a partnership between Aberdeenshire Council and North East Rotary Clubs.”

“We have three mobile classrooms which are bought and maintained by the Rotary Clubs. Donations given by local businesses are invaluable to support the work we do.”

He added: “We talk about the ways to keep our bodies healthy and the safe use of medicines with the younger children. The programmes we run for the older children relate to the risks of both legal and illegal drugs. All our programmes also contain elements of emotional and social health, such as recognising peer pressure situations, practising assertiveness skills and identifying people who could help with a variety of issues that children may encounter.”

Manager of Neish, Lara Anderson, said: “It is a brilliant organisation and we support ALEC as it helps children in the local area. We have managed to get a number of local businesses and clubs involved with our fundraising which is fantastic.”