Local groups benefit as Rotarians donate cash

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LOCAL good causes have benefited to the tune of hundreds of pounds, after a community awards ceremony last week at the Station Hotel.

Representatives of Ythanside Cycle Club, the Ellon Girls Netball Team and the Girl Guides attended the ceremony, which saw cheques presented by Rotarians from the profits of the club’s fundraising efforts over the course of the past year.

District Commisioner for the Ellon Girl Guides Helen Simpson received £500 which will go towards laying a new concrete floor at the Guide Hut, while Ellon Academy’s Netball Team - represented by teacher ailsa Kennedy and three of the players - picked up a £300 grant towards new strips for the team.

Meanwhile, Ewan Black, who is a member of Ythanside Cycle Club, accepted £200 worth of sponsorship towards his impending 81-mile charity cycle in pitlochry which will benefit McMillan Cancer Care.