With support from BBCF, ReBOOT has successfully completed research and implementation of viable and environmentally sustainable routes for plastic recycling / reuse in the local community. We have proven that both waste plastics from computer hardware and soft, single use plastics can be re-processed into new products, such as Coffee Coasters, Frisbees, Clipboards and other quality items. We are now able to go forward with our in-depth feasibility report, suitable space and hardware to support the local environment further and increase the number of vulnerable adults benefiting from our services.
Forres Online Project has expanded in recent years and continues to develop through its successful Drop-in sessions, Digital Classes for Long Term Unemployed, Tablet & Ipad groups, Mobile Drop-in Sessions. We provide free WIFI and equipment if needed and have a remote support service set up too. As part of the UK Centre Network we offer support to online learning platforms Learn My Way & Make it Click. We are part of Connecting Scotland Project providing devices and support to those digitally excluded in the Forres Area. We link with local partners, share resources, expertise and help with referrals.
David Urquhart Memorial Path – Findhorn. The Findhorn Village Conservation Company thanks the BBCF for the grant towards the construction of an all-inclusive path along the bay front of Findhorn Village. Prior to the work it was impossible for all to access the facilities and to view the varied landscapes and wildlife in the Nature Reserve. A new surface has been laid and gradients reduced in order to increase accessibility to a range of people – disabled, elderly and families with children in buggies. Several seating areas have also been placed along the path route. The path will bring a health benefit to many and contribute to improving the visitor experience in the village.
The support from the Berry Burn Community Fund has allowed Emma & Ashley to gain more competition experience and attend extra coaching opportunities. They have become increasingly more competitive with players in the National programme and central belt. In the past season their most notable achievements would be Ashley winning the U17 girls doubles at the East of Scotland A Grade and Emma finishing runner up in the U19 singles at the Scottish Schools Secondary Championships. They are very grateful for the support of this fund over the 2019 – 2020 season.
Berry Burn Community Fund has been generous to Moray Fresh Start in our work providing Starter Packs for people who have been homeless and are making a new start. In one year their assistance has contributed to us helping 161 households totalling 97 men, 81 women and 62 children, who varied in age from tiny babies to people over 70.
Rothes Junior Section conducted a Winter coaching programme from October 2019 through to the end of March 2020. 23 young golfers from Rothes were identified to attend the program. With great support from the BBCF the junior section secured the services of PGA Professional Derek Ramsay. Derek with the support of the Rothes volunteers delivered a first class program, which was packed with fun and challenges for our young golfers. A very positive few months of improvement has taken place and our youngsters are more committed and swinging better than ever. Thank you so much for your support.
The Knockando Outdoor Fitness Trail is to benefit a rural area of scattered housing and farms, with no public transport. A community which is 10 miles from a GP and 20 miles from Elgin for shopping and hospital. The time factor is essential for those who have a stroke or cardiac arrest. The free to use fitness trail is one way to help all those who could be identified as having coronary problems or suffer from Type 2 diabetes, weight issues, balance, walking, hip or knee replacements and muscle weakness. It has already proved itself through the lockdown isolation.
St Laurence had seating for 550 and only the one toilet, in the vestry. Removing the pews under the gallery and partitioning off the space allowed the installation fully-accessible toilets at the back of the church and created a useful meeting area with simple catering facilities. We are very pleased with the standard of design and workmanship.
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.