A charity looking after the needs of disabled and disadvantaged children in Moray and throughout the Highlands is celebrating a £5000 boost this weekend.
The cash has been donated by onshore wind energy developers ABO Wind UK after the firm’s project manager became inspired by a friend who works with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Cash for Kids, the official charity of Moray Firth Radio, were “overwhelmed” by the generous donation when it was handed over this week.
Every year the Cash for Kids charity aims to make thousands of pounds available for grants to children’s charities, individuals and many other causes throughout Moray and the Highlands.
Cash raised locally is spent locally and goes to children and young people under 18 who typically suffer from mental, physical or sensory disabilities.
Tom Harrison, ABO’s project manager, explained why he became involved in the cause: “I have been inspired by a friend who works closely with children who are challenging or who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and wanted to be able to help in some way.
“ABO recognise the importance in helping under privileged children as well as the excellent work carried out by Cash For Kids, so ABO is delighted to be able to help.”
Lyndsay Rose is the charity manager for Cash For Kids. She said: “MFR Cash for Kids is working on the frontline to give youngsters in our area the childhood they deserve.
“Without the support of our loyal listeners and companies like ABO we wouldn’t be able to do this.
“£5000 is a huge donation for us – we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of ABO and the enthusiasm of their staff.
“We are currently receiving more and more applications regarding children who are living in poverty, this is something that none of us what to believe is happening in our area but we can see it’s a reality. This donation will enable us to support these children by supplying everyday essentials.”
MFR Cash for Kids will be one of the local charities to benefit from the annual Raft Race being held in Lossiemouth tomorrow (Sunday).