Bridge of Don bar’s customers raise £650 for local neighbourhood park

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.

 

 

 





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