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Community benefits from Ellon Ladies Ball


By Kirsty Brown

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Three charities have this month benefitted from the money raised at the 2019 Ellon Ladies Ball.

The presentation of donations was forced to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but ELC committee members Gillian Robertson and Jennifer Strachan were able to meet, socially distanced, with representatives from the three chosen charities to hand over their donations.

The chosen charities were Buchan Dial A Bus, Ellon Community Resilience Group and Ellon Parish Church's Basics Barn and food bank.

Buchan Dial A Bus is a community transport charity which supports the most vulnerable and rurally isolated in central Buchan was represented by Frances Boyle.

Ellon Community Resilience Group - which aims to be prepared to rally community spirit in the event of a serious emergency affecting the town such as flooding - was represented by chairperson Tessa Carr.

The church's Basics Barn and food bank aims to alleviate the struggles of people in the local community, and their donation was collected by Nicola Bruce.

ELC committee member Gillian Robertson said: "The committee would like to thank everyone who attended and donated money at the Ball and we hope that the donations will help these local charities who have helped so many in this difficult year.

"Unfortunately the ball has been postponed this year but we hope that we are able to have it again in 2021."

The 2020 ball has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions however planning for the 2021 event is underway with the event intended for December 3, 2021.

Ellon Ladies Ball committee made donation to Buchan Dial A Bus, Ellon Basics Barn and Ellon Community Resilience Group. Picture: Phil Harman
Ellon Ladies Ball committee made donation to Buchan Dial A Bus, Ellon Basics Barn and Ellon Community Resilience Group. Picture: Phil Harman


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