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RunBalmoral Sports Bursary - 8 March 2016

Twelve north east projects are to benefit from the RunBalmoral sports bursary scheme which is now in its second year.

RunBalmoral Chairman James Knowles is delighted that we have been able to support a wide range of bids, all of which will help young people to pursue healthy lifestyles and develop active leisure interests.

He said:"We have once again had a tremendous amount of interest in the bursary scheme but the value of the bids far outweighed the £3,000 we are able to available. We have nevertheless been able to support, at least in part, all of the projects proposed to us and we hope our contribution will have a big impact.

“Many of the young people who will benefit from the projects will be running at Balmoral over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, which is great to see. But we have supported activities which aren’t always about running. We are making contributions towards play equipment, general PE equipment, tennis coaching and a trip to an outdoor adventure centre.

“The important thing is that all the projects we are supporting will encourage more and more young people to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.”

The successful bids were:

Kemnay Academy: Contribution towards the purchase of two treadmills for extra- curricular boys and girls fitness clubs.
Kemnay Academy: Contribution towards the purchase of athletics vests for school pupils.
Kinnellar Primary School: Contribution towards replacing PE equipment lost in a fire at New Year.
Inchgarth Community Centre, Aberdeen: Funding for tennis coaching for 24 weeks.
James Hubbard, Braemar: Contribution towards participation in Operation Raleigh in Costa Rica.
Banchory Stonehaven AC: contribution towards an all-weather training facility.
Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club: Funding to assist women’s group to travel to events.
Torphins Playgroup: Funding for Balance Bikes and Helmets.
Torphins School Parent Council: Contribution towards purchase of playground equipment.
Braehead School, Aberdeen: Funding for children to undertake outdoor/ wilderness challenges at Adventure Aberdeen.
Dunnottar Primary School, Stonehaven: Funding for purchase of athletics equipment and Hi-Viz vests.
Crathie School: contribution towards funding a P.E. post for under-5’s for one year.

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