The grant from BBCF has helped to keep sailors and all who walk, swim or otherwise enjoy the Moray coast safe. We have demonstrated the need for this by the number and variety of 999 calls to which we have been able to respond and we are now able to do this in rougher weather over a greater area.
The grant from the Berry Burn Fund helped to meet the significant cost of providing uniforms for the youngsters in the Forres & District Junior Band. The 17 young pipers and drummers that currently form the band wear their new uniforms with pride and confidence as they represent the Town in various community events throughout the year. The next stage in the tuition programme is to introduce instruction on the pipes and drums into the Forres Schools as a permanent self-sustaining programme supported by the Scottish Schools Pipes and Drums Trust.
Findhorn Tennis Club has, with the help of the Berry Burn Community Fund, managed to install a new, modern, safe and efficient perimeter fence to enable play to continue without chasing balls outside of the playing area. Thank you BBCF on behalf of all our members and competitors in the Galbraith Highland League who we entertain each year.
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The BBCF financial contribution to our invasive species eradication programme has contributed toward the funding of three seasons of treatment. We feel that we are now on top of the problem and the formerly affected areas are now opened up to new growth and further diversification. We are extremely grateful to BBCF for the funding.
The award from the Berry Burn Fund has enabled the DWA to purchase a replacement trailer which is already proving its worth and is critical to the upkeep and maintenance of the Dava Way. We can deposit up to 2 tonnes of gravel exactly where it is needed and then we compact this into the pothole to make the path safe and dry. Thanks again from the DWA, a group of tried and aching but happy volunteers.
There has been almost unanimous approval of the volunteers’ achievements. Personal compliments were received on every occasion volunteers were working at the loch. Facebook and other social media carried hundreds of messages of approval. We have always made clear that, the work could never have been achieved, without the financial support of BBFC.
Forres Area Credit Union’s school savings clubs are partnerships between local primary schools and the Credit Union. The pupils are trained by FACU staff, to run the school savings clubs, with adult supervision – either staff, parents or volunteers. The pupils develop in numeracy, literacy, team building skills, confidence in handling money. They develop a firm savings habit to give a solid basis for money management in early adulthood.