From a starting point of Tetrathlon (shooting, swimming, riding, running), Lucy has fully embraced the sport of shooting. Invitation to the Scottish Target Shooting Performance Pathway & selection for the British Shooting Development Pathway have reflected how well she has progressed in a relatively short period of time. Within this time she has also competed internationally both in the UK and in Luxembourg and now holds a Junior British women’s record in the 10m Air Junior Women’s Pistol Final held at Bisley earlier this year. Thanks to Berry Burn’s support, a new air pistol will assist Lucy’s journey towards potential Commonwealth/Olympic standard.
The funding has meant that we have been successfully been able to manage the huge increase in referrals that were much higher than actually anticipated. It meant that we were able to successfully support 92 young people with full school uniform and warm winter clothing, allowing them the opportunity to return to school, smart, confident and ready to learn. Due to the rising number of referrals we were really grateful to have been supported by Berry Burn Community Fund, it has been invaluable and we couldn’t have supported all the referrals without it.
We applied for assistance to allow us to continue to employ our Centre Co-ordinator until the end of the financial year, through a period when we were unable to bring in enough income to maintain her post unaided. We are extremely grateful to the Berry Burn Community Fund for giving us the support that has proved to be life-line for the Community Centre. It has helped us through this difficult period and we are now in a much more secure position to continue the development of the Centre and offer our community the resources that it needs.
Grantown Tennis Club cannot thank BBCF enough as they literally saved our back 4 courts!! We now have lovely new lines and clay resulting from funding provided by BBCF and a joint effort from a select group of members providing backbreaking labour, the results are amazing. Looking forward to no more bad bounces or line calls!! Just some excellent tennis on our lovely like-new courts.
THANK YOU BERRY BURN
The Berry Burn Community Fund has allowed us the opportunity to explore the possibility of bringing the much loved Leanchoil Hospital back into local ownership by means of a community asset transfer. The funding has “kick started” a major project which could potentially bring huge economic, health and wellbeing benefits to the local community. The core funding to allow this would not have been available without the support of BBCF.
Grants such as the one we received from the Berry Burn Community Fund are the lifeline of our Scheme allowing us to provide a volunteer based transport service to members in the Speyside and Glenlivet Area who may be socially isolated due to age, disability or infirmity. Last year our volunteers spent 3334 hours arranging and undertaking almost 1400 journeys covering 16398 miles. Our main purpose was medical related appointments but also helping with weekly shopping trips, hairdresser’s appointments and social visits allowing our members a degree of supported independence and having a direct effect on their mental wellbeing.
This funding to purchase new equipment enabled us to engage with over 550 children, young people and adults in Moray over the course of this last year, an increase of over 200% of our previous capacity. We ran a wide range of Music & film based projects, most of which were combined with the outdoors, across Moray and across age ranges & abilities. Alongside the development of technical skills, participants also developed increased confidence, self-esteem, social & communications skills and increased positive wellbeing & mental health in our project. Thank you!
The Kinloss Military Wives’ Choir give around 15 concerts a year to groups and organisation in Moray and beyond. Hundreds of people, many of them old and infirm, are thus able to enjoy the music which can make a very worthwhile contribution to their quality of life. This most generous grant from Berry Burn Community Fund has enabled the Choir to make a significant upgrade to the essential electronic equipment which is so necessary to staging these concerts. All those who listen to next year’s concerts will have an improved experience as a result.