Due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions on holding large crowd events, the 2020 Ballater Duck Festival has been cancelled. Hopefully, some normality will be restored by next year and we’re all looking forward to holding the 2021 event on Sunday 6 June.
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.