LOCAL charities thanked GlenYthan Badminton Club on Wednesday, after the club disbursed five hundred pounds to good causes.
Pages Group and Inspire were presented with cheques for £250 each at the handover in the Community Centre, after a year of fundraising by the sports club. The money will be used to improve educational facilities for youngsters with special needs, and provide activities for disabled adults.
On top of the money donated to charity, the club helped purchased new nets and stands for the academy’s assembly hall worth £700, with Andrew Clement and Jean McMillan collecting the nets on behalf of the school.
GlenYthan raised the cash late last year following their ‘Them Beatles’ concert at the New Inn, and plan a follow up in the form of a performance from take That tribute band ‘Take This’, to be held on March 5.
Organiser Eddie Middleton told the Times: “Usually these acts are well established and popular tribute bands from down south who don’t normally come this far north as the fees and expenses are prohibitive, but thanks to the GlenYthan Badminton Club’s committee and the New Inn Hotel, we are able to undertake such big risk projects.”
“Funds this time will be used to send 4 club members to gain their youth coaching certificates and the purchase of new rackets for the Junior club which means that ANY child over the age of 10 can come along and be properly coached in a fun and safe environment after school.”
Presentation of nets and the Nassa Trophy: Gordon Pirie (Glenythan Badminton), Andrew Clement (GlenYthan Bad & Academy) and Jean McMillan (Academy) (Pictures by AWG)