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Charity's Buckie HQ set to reopen

By Alan Beresford

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MORAY Reach Out's newly refurbished headquarters building in Buckie is set to be formally reopened soon.

The Moray Reach Out team after first getting the keys to their new Buckie HQ.
Picture: Becky Saunderson. Image No.042395
The Moray Reach Out team after first getting the keys to their new Buckie HQ. Picture: Becky Saunderson. Image No.042395

Thursday, October 3 at 11am will see the ribbon cut at the 23 East Church Street premises after months of work transforming the building into a base not only for the charity, which offer training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, but also a whole host of other local groups and projects.

Shona Radojkovic, Moray Reach Out general and business development manager, said: "Moray Reach Out is about empowering lives by providing placements in real work situations to adults with learning disabilities, and other adults who have faced challenges in their lives, mainly mental health.

"We have such a broad option of opportunities now through the various projects within the business. Now we can also offer placements to wheelchair users with disabled access to the new building.

"We have been very fortunate to attract various pockets of funding towards about the refurbishment but have also used Moray Reach Out’s own resources to fund extensive refurbishment to the building and we are excited to share this, once ready, with the folks of Buckie and surrounding communities. In fact, we hope people will come from throughout Moray, Aberdeenshire and beyond to see us.

"We are all very excited about the prospect of being in the town and forging even better links with the community.There are many plans afoot but please come along on October 3 to find out more."

Funding has been received towards various aspects of the refurbishment from: The National Lottery Community Fund; The Robertson Trust; Buckie Common Good Fund; Buckie Developer Obligations Fund; Tesco Bags of Help; Buckie Town Centre Regeneration Fund; MRO fund-raisers; HIE; Bucks4Buckie; Beatrice Partnership; various local businesses.

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