Entertainment show hailed ‘best one yet’

The Ellon Academy Senior Cheerleading Team were a huge hit with the audience
The Ellon Academy Senior Cheerleading Team were a huge hit with the audience

The seventh annual Ellon Academy Evening of Entertainment held last month has been hailed as the best one yet.

The event was held at the school on Friday, September 29.

Academy pupils were on hand to provide great service to all of the guests

Academy pupils were on hand to provide great service to all of the guests

Entertainment was provided by former pupils Scott Armstrong and Karen 
Young, the academy’s Senior Cheerleading Team, Tarves accordion player Gregor Allan, and the Head Teacher’s son from Fraserburgh, Mark Buchan.

Committee chair Helen Campbell said: “The entertainment was exceptional, decor was amazing and the meal fantastic.

“We have now a regular number of guests who are attending year on year and bringing new friends along with them who look forward to coming back.

“Our strength is that former pupils, current pupils, staff and parents are all amongst the organising and running of the event.

“This is a school fundraiser and all proceeds go to support pupils right across the school from S1 - S6 in a number of different ways.

“It is truly a collaboration of folk from within the school and community coming together to raise funds for the school.”

After six years of support from Martyn Watts (Universal Inspection UK Ltd), this year the school secured sponsorship from a group of four local companies all under the direction of Adam Bruce - AB2000, Ellon Plant Hire, Phoenix Weights and Phoenix Marine.

Michael Gall Transport from Black Dog sponsored the reception which ensured that all guests received a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés upon arrival.

Helen added: “Our pupils all enjoy their roles on the night and they do a brilliant job looking after our guests serving their food and drinks.

“It is a little early to predict the amount of funds we have raised for the school out of this event as we are still waiting for money to come in and have expenses to pay out.

“Last year we raised in excess of £9,000 and hope that we can match that this year.”