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Boyndie Trust project receives funding boost

By Kyle Ritchie

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A project in Aberdeenshire that helps adults with special needs develop their household skills and live healthy independent lives has been awarded funding.

Social enterprise Boyndie Trust received £4500 from Boyndie Wind Farm owner Falck Renewables as part of its annual awards for communities around its wind farms.

CEO of the Boyndie Trust Duncan Leece said: “At the trust we’ve been delivering skills development training programmes for vulnerable adults with special needs for 20 years.

"During lockdown this training was delivered remotely as all our trainees were shielding at home.

Boyndie Trust CEO Duncan Leece.
Boyndie Trust CEO Duncan Leece.

"It quickly became clear that there was a need for extra training in household skills to help them learn how to shop for healthy ingredients and cook nutritious food.

“We’re delighted with this award which will allow us to keep the project going over the winter when people need a bit of extra help most.”

Community relations manager at Falck Renewables Erin Murchie said: “The Boyndie Trust carry out amazing work supporting vulnerable adults and we are very pleased to be able to assist them with their project to promote healthy independent living skills.”

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