Customers at The Brig Inn on Aberdeen’s Balgownie Road have raised £650 for their local neighbourhood park (Friends of Seaton Park).
The Scottish-themed event was held on Friday, January 11th and organised by Brig Inn barmaid, Josey Marcella, from Seaton. Around 70 people attended and the fundraising centred around auctions, raffles and the sale of customers’ home-made produce including baking, shortbread and tablet.
Josey, who was dressed as a fierce Scottish warrior, said, “Our theme night was such an outstanding social success, and a big winner in the amount of money we raised, that I am sure we will repeat it next year with FOSP again the named charity.”
The Brig Inn’s owner, Joe Ghaly presented the £650 cheque to FOSP’s secretary Mary Middleton. He said, “Our customers have a real affinity with Seaton Park which is a near neighbour – just across the River Don, and we are sure the money raised will be put to good use within the Park.”
FOSP was founded at a time when cash-stricken Aberdeen City Council was considering selling some of its larger parks, including Seaton Park, to raise revenue.
However, FOSP launched a major campaign which has led to around £500,000 investment by the city council and various other bodies including Aberdeen Harbour Board.