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Methlick Cycle Challenge supports local groups

By Kirsty Brown

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COMMUNITY groups in Methlick have benefited from the generosity of participants in last year’s Methlick Cycle Challenge events.

Both were well supported in terms of entries and sponsorship, ensuring various groups in the village were helped by their fundraising.

As in previous years, the main beneficiary of the event was the Methlick Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland.

The remaining funds raised from the 2019 event have now been distributed within the community after applications were sought from local groups.

Representatives from all groups that were successful from the 2019 Methlick Cycle Challenge met at the Ythanview Hotel in Methlick for a formal presentation.

Methlick Cycle Challenge’s Linda Hendry said: “Without the support of the community, volunteers, sponsors and of course participants the event would not be possible, and we certainly would not be able to support groups with funding!”

The beneficiaries of Methlick Cycle Challenge. Picture: Phil Harman
The beneficiaries of Methlick Cycle Challenge. Picture: Phil Harman

The beneficiaries were:

  • Methlick Legion, who were awarded £2000 to help support local veterans
  • Methlick School Parent Council, who were awarded £1400 to purchase class iPad packs
  • Ythan Valley Rotary, who were awarded £300 to help set up their clothes bank project
  • Methlick Mainly Music Group, who were presented with a 43in Smart LED TV with built-in DVD

Mainly Music’s Anne Presly said: “We just wanted to say a big thank you once again to all concerned.

“That was an amazing sum of money to donate to the community and lots of people will benefit from it through the work being done by the various organisations.”

Methlick School Parent Council's Claire Rennie said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation given to us by the Methlick cycle challenge.

"This was a big help towards us achieving our fundraising goal for developing the Information and Communication Technologies resources within the school.”

This year's Methlick Cycle Challenge will take place on July 12, and registration to participate is now open.

A date has not yet been set for the 2020 Methlick Junior Cycle Challenge.

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