Ellon BB charity donation

Dean Notton, the junior section's officer in charge, presents a cheque for �100 to Libby Hillhouse, representing North East Sensory Services.
Dean Notton, the junior section's officer in charge, presents a cheque for �100 to Libby Hillhouse, representing North East Sensory Services.

ELLON Boys’ Brigade junior section have donated £100 to a local charity.

The youngsters, aged 8-10, were given a talk by Libby Hillhouse, of North East Sensory Services, who ater in the evening was presented with a cheque from BB funds.

She was invited to speak to the boys about the work of the charity, which provides advice and support to more than 3,000 people with sight loss, hearing loss and the deaf community in the Grampian
area.

Dean Notton, the section’s officer in charge, said they had decided to hold a “senses” evening and invited along a representative from the charity, which holds workshops and talks for youth groups.

He added: “Libby spoke for about 45 minutes and the boys found it very interesting.

“They now know much more about the day-to-day difficulties that deaf and blind people have to
experience.”

The youngsters also asked questions about how it would feel to lose sight or hearing.

Mr Notton said the junior section will hold a sponsored silence for an hour at their meeting on Wednesday, April 24, in aid of the ARC wildlife and animal rescue centre, which is based near Ellon.

He added: “It will be quite an achievement if we can manage to keep them silent for a whole hour.” Fergus Coutie, left, and Cameron Paterson during the talk on the charity’s work.