Meldrum Rotarians in charity boost

Club Member Gordon Bulloch receiving a cheque from the Cycle Run on behalf of the Turriff Citizens Advice Bureau from Club President Richard Thomson
Club Member Gordon Bulloch receiving a cheque from the Cycle Run on behalf of the Turriff Citizens Advice Bureau from Club President Richard Thomson

The Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum has made donations of more than £4,000 to a number of local, national and international charities.

It follows a successful year of activity for the club.

Scottish Autism, Cancer Research UK, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Gamscot and the Turriff Citizens Advice Bureau are among the organisations which have benefited from the donations.

The funds were raised in large part from the club’s Ythan Cycle Run which was held in September.

The event allowed riders to raise sponsorship, both for their own chosen charities as well as for the Oldmeldrum Rotary Club’s chosen charity, Scottish Autism.

Scottish Autism has received £3150 from the cycle run.

In addition, Turriff Citizens Advice Bureau has benefited by more than £500, while Cancer Research UK and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland have each received £100. Gamscot, a charity which seeks to build links between Scotland and The Gambia, has also been given £150.

Oldmeldrum Rotary Club President Richard Thomson said that the club was delighted with the amounts which had been raised.

He said: “I think everyone involved in the cycle run, from the club members and volunteers who helped to make it happen to the cyclists who made the event such a great day can be very proud of what their efforts have achieved.

“Rotary is all about supporting communities, both at home and further afield.

“I think that the range of organisations that our participants have helped us to support through this event reflects all that is best about who we are and what we do as an organisation.”