Banchory & District Men’s Shed – the first Men’s Shed in Scotland to be based at a Legion Scotland branch – designed, created and sold 100 tall wooden poppies raising £300 for Legion Scotland Banchory’s Poppy Appeal.
Shed members Bill Byth and Alan Pumfrey led the poppy making project and Legion Scotland Area Manager, Alistair Black, accepted the cheque from Shed Chairman, Paul Evans (pictured).
Paul Evans said: “Banchory & District Men’s Shed is delighted to support Legion Scotland’s Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day. Red poppies have been worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community since the formation of the British Legion one hundred years ago.
“It is hoped that our Shed, being based at the Legion, will also provide a pathway for friendship and comradeship for our local ex-servicemen and veterans. We are taking particular care to raise awareness of the Shed with our armed forces veterans community, usually already members of Legion Scotland, and hope that they will come along and see what we have to offer.”
Banchory and District Men’s Shed are honoured to have received a generous donation of £500 from the Source to Sea Team.
Scott Birse and the team raised money back in July to improve local sports facilities and for the Children’s cancer charity, Charlie House by running the Dee, from Source to Sea – starting at the Wells of Dee at Braeriach.
The fundraising donations were distributed on Monday evening, 8th November, to local groups within the Banchory Community. After the deduction of admin fees etc, Source to Sea donated £11,632 to Charlie House and the same amount spread across 15 clubs/organisations and primary schools respectively.
This was a remarkable achievement by the team which has benefitted all these local organisations. Banchory Men’s Shed expresses their deepest thanks to the Source to Sea team for their their amazing donation. It will be spent on tools and materials that will fit our own projects for good causes in the community.
Find out more about this initiative on the Source to Sea Facebook Page
Chairman Paul Evans receiving the cheque at the presentation evening