Cornerstone set to have a Ball in Moray


A SOCIAL CARE charity is inviting people in Moray to don formal dress and masks for what will be an unusual event on the local social calendar.

Cornerstone, who are Scotland’s leading social care charity, is to host a black-tie Masked Ball later this year aimed at raising funds to support of their plans to create the first ‘Cornerstone Connects’ service in Moray.

Aiming to support local people with disabilities and support needs in accessing day opportunities in the region. Cornerstone Connects aims to provide a range of inclusive activities for people with disabilities.

It will also allow them to make new friends and help develop skills and enhanced opportunities to become a valued part of the local community.

Xacquelina Bello, the operations manager for Moray, said: “Cornerstone Connects has already been operating successfully in the East and West of Scotland and we are now very excited to be developing the service in Moray.

“Having a social life, taking part in recreational activities, learning new skills and developing friendships are all vital parts of a happy, healthy lifestyle. Currently many local people with disabilities or additional support needs are unable to access these types of community activities due to a limited number of services, transport and equipment in the area. This can result in feelings of loneliness, boredom and social isolation.

“We would like to change this by making Cornerstone Connects a reality and are calling on the support of the local business community to help make this happen. Gather your friends and colleagues together and join us for what promises to be an amazing night to support a worthy cause!”

Advance tickets for the ball are on sale now at a special price of £55 if booked before the end of this month for the event on Saturday, September 12 at the Mansion House Hotel in Elgin. The ticket price includes a three-course dinner, reception and entertainment from ‘The Wolves’, an upbeat folk/acoustic duo.

For further information and to purchase single tickets or a table people should contact Katie Watters on 01224 256 023 or email