A local charity has benefited from a £10,000 boost thanks to a ball that was held earlier this year.
Taylor Made Ball Committee handed over a cheque for £10,700 to Kayleigh’s Wee Stars after holding a Ball at Lochter Activity Centre in Oldmeldrum in March.
Friends formed the committee in 2008 and raised £7,200 at their first event. It was organised after one of their sons was diagnosed with a rare condition which required treatment at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Committee member Laura Philip said that the group decided to support Kayleigh’s Wee Stars because of their local connection in the area.
Laura said: “I’m from Oldmeldrum and they are a local family from there as well. Kayleigh’s Wee Stars is slightly different because there was not a happy outcome.
“The cash was raised through a raffle, live auction and silent auction and huge thanks go to all those that contributed either through donations or by giving raffle and auction prizes. A huge turnout of 180 people came along.”
Jonathan and Anna Cordiner set up Kayleigh’s Wee Stars after their daughter Kayleigh died at the age of two in 2012 only six months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Over the years Taylor Made Ball Committee have raised thousands of pounds for local children’s charities.