Ballater Hardship Fund
We are well over the £30,000 mark on funds raised with Gordon Riddler having just completed his EVEREST climb equivalent of 29,029ft up Craigendarroch and had raised at last count £1000 to add to the fund.
The fund is targeting the many part time and minimum hours employees in the area between Crathie & Dinnet by offering them Coop Credit cards to allow people to cover food & essentials along with electricity but give them the security of anonymity as we live in a close community. The recipients can return to their nominated FACE, who becomes like a Buddy and not only supplies the card but keeps contact to ensure on their mental wellbeing.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, we are postponing the 2020 Ballater Duck Festival but have set an alternative provisional date of Sunday 13 September. The committee plan to meet again mid-July and, depending on the status of the pandemic and government advice at that time, we will (hopefully) confirm this date.