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Rotary Club of Aboyne & Upper Deeside

22nd December 2016

Rotary Thanks Locals for their Generosity

The Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside are hugely grateful to local people for helping them to raise funds for people in need. This has been especially important during 2016 following the disastrous flooding this time last year. We were genuinely humbled by local and UK wide support for our dedicated Flood Fund which raised over £87,000 to help people who had been flooded out. The Fund also supports community projects to help regeneration after the floods and improve resilience.

The Rotary Club, as all Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and around the world, exists to serve communities. This involves helping to raise funds and provide other support for local good causes and international charities. The Club also supports young people, including sponsorship of educational and personal development and sport, working closely with Aboyne Academy and local primary schools. These efforts continued during the year in addition to the operation of the Flood Fund.

As last year, Aboyne and Ballater Co-op staff kindly supported Rotarians to offer bag packing to shoppers in the run up to Christmas and Hogmanay. Many thanks to them and all the generous people who donated.

Pictured are two Aboyne Academy students Andre Soares and Chris Faulk who volunteered to help at the Bag-Pack with Rotary Club President Elect, Diane Fyffe and President Ruth Powell.