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Huntly Flood Appeal

On 1st December, Huntly Development Trust (HDT) opened a bank account to accept donations to support victims of the recent floods in Huntly.

 


On 1st December, Huntly Development Trust (HDT) opened a bank account to accept donations to support victims of the recent floods in Huntly. The account is with the Royal Bank of Scotland's Huntly Branch in the town square.

Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort Code: 83-23-05
Account No.: 00236015

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so in three ways:

  • By bank transfer
  • Over the counter at the bank
  • By cheque made payable to Huntly Flood Appeal and sent to:

Huntly Flood Appeal
c/o Huntly Development Trust
Huntly Business Centre
Gordon Street
Huntly
AB54 8FG

The Meadows area of Huntly suffered severe flooding at the start of November when the River Deveron and the Meadow Burn burst their banks. The watercourse had to cope November's average rainfall in the course of a few hours. Homes, a residential nursing home, the caravan park and various sports facilities were among those affected.

Development manager with HDT, Donald Boyd, is delighted that the account is up and running to accept donations: "Spontaneous collections from various groups including Strathbogie Drumblade Parish Church and Deveron Arts have already raised over 500. Other groups have indicated that they are willing to support the appeal but were waiting for the account to be opened. Now that there is somewhere to hold donations we really hope that the money will come in."

HDT is holding the funds in a separate account and funds will be disbursed in due course through a steering group made up of community and Aberdeenshire Council representatives. The group is taking advice from Moray Council and the Scottish Flood Forum on how best to distribute the funds.

One of the first special events to be held to raise funds for the appeal is a Soup and Sweet lunch on Sunday 6th December in the Stewart's Hall, Huntly, organised by Strathbogie Drumblade Parish Church. The event runs from 12.00-14.00 and all are welcome.


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