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Donation supports Inverurie Community Larder

By Kyle Ritchie

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The Inverurie Community Larder has received a boost after it was presented with a £200 donation.

The town's electronics store Booth Scotland handed over the money and also donated a new cordless vacuum to the group.

The money will be used to buy supplies for the larder which supports people in the local area.

It was created by the Grampian Opportunites organisation and development worker Linda Singer said: "We were delighted to receive the donation of £200 and a new cordless vacuum from Booth Scotland to help support the work of the recently created Inverurie Community Larder.

"It is intended to use the donation towards purchasing additional supplies for the larder which supports those within our community who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.

"The larder is open on weekdays from 10am to 3pm at the Grampian Opportunities premises at 54 West High Street and offers a range of food and household items. This is a drop-in service and no referral is needed."

The Inverurie Community Larder was presented with a £200 donation and new cordless vacuum.
The Inverurie Community Larder was presented with a £200 donation and new cordless vacuum.

The larder has a wide range of food on offer due to support from local donors and Community Food Initiatives North East.

Since it opened in February, it also received donations of children's clothing from the Inverurie Community Craft Project.

Grampian Opportunities, also known as GO, works to develop opportunities for people with disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairment, autism and long-term conditions.

Its approach is to support the development of relationships and encourage people to be actively involved in their community.

Its main activities are to provide information and help people make connections in the local area; support a range of wellbeing and community groups such as crafts, exercise and discussions; and provide volunteering opportunities where people can contribute and develop their skills.

The charity also delivers a range of learning programmes including a life skills group known as GO Dynamix; it coordinates employability programmes such as GO to Work; and it raises awareness of opportunities and support available to people to enable their voices to be heard.

Its office is currently open by appointment due to the coronavirus restrictions.

For more information on the support it can offer visit grampian.altervista.org or its Facebook page

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