Ellon’s Mens Shed receive £1,000 boost

A £1000 boost has been granted to an Ellon group after receiving backing from the Bank of Scotland Community Fund.

The Ellon and District Mens Shed were one of the 232 groups to receive an award.

Groups collected £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500.

Voting for this year’s Bank of Scotland Community Fund has now came to an end and every local good cause across has now found out which award they will receive following over 230,000 votes being cast.

The votes were submitted between September 2 and October 10, with votes collected in branch, online, through SMS text message, and on Twitter for the first time.

Bank of Scotland director Mike Moran said “It has been fantastic to see so many members of the public nominating and voting for good causes in the 2014 Bank of Scotland Community Fund.

“Looking at all the wonderful causes that the Community Fund awards will go towards is truly heartening to see. Information on all community groups can be found online by visiting www.bankofscotland.co.uk/communityfund.

Other community groups who received awards were:

Aberdeen: Cancer Link Aberdeen North £3,000, The ARCHIE Foundation £2,000, SPARK £1,000, VSA Linn Moor Residential School £500;

North Aberdeenshire: Macduff Primary Parent Support Group £3,000, Gardenstown Playschool £2,000, Fetternear Hall £500; Angus & South Aberdeenshire: Webster’s High School Parent Council £3,000, The Forget-Me-Not Club £2,000, Braemar Creative Arts Festival £1,000, Banchory Trampoline Club £500.