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Fundraising help for Move it Monsters!


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Morgan Dent (11) and Mark Ballantyne (11) who attend the Move it Monsters sessions, with leaders Gina Rankin (left) and Ruth Macleod.
Morgan Dent (11) and Mark Ballantyne (11) who attend the Move it Monsters sessions, with leaders Gina Rankin (left) and Ruth Macleod.

The Move it Monster club in Brora held their first fundraiser on Saturday in the local community centre.

The club was set up as a pilot scheme in 2018, funded by SSE Gordonbush, enabling six children with Additional Support Needs to take part in gymnastics after school.

It was such an outstanding success that it was decided to expand the club to 12 children, undertaking four activities – horse riding, swimming, ball skills and gymnastics.

The club were successful in obtaining funding from Beatrice Offshore Fund for £31,000 and Gordonbush £12,000 over two years, but there was still a deficit of £3000.

By serving up sumptuous soup and plates of pudding last Saturday, the group managed to raise an excellent £314 towards their £3000 goal.

The Co-op have chosen the club as recipients of the shop's community fund which is gathered from members purchasing Co-op products, and so that and further fundraising will hopefully help fill the gap.

One of the leaders, Gina Rankin said: "Having worked in the school with the children and doing dance classes I realised there was no after school classes specifically tailored for ASN children, so with the help of SSE Gordonbush, an idea became reality for the kids. We are extremely grateful for the support and kindness shown from the community.”


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