Fettercairn committee seeks Promises

Fettercairn Arch
Fettercairn Arch

Fettercairn Public Property Committee are seeking Promises as they get ready for their next big fundraiser being held next week.

The Auction of Promises will be held on Friday August 28 in the Fettercairn Church hall from 7pm.

Fettercairn Public Property Committee seeks Promises

With Fettercairn Public Hall being closed at present to carry out unforeseen repairs to the hall ceiling, further investigations have uncovered areas of rot within the building.

The committee awaits further professional advice and full costs. Fettercairn residents are assured they will be given an update when the extent of future work requirements is known. The Public Hall will not reopen this year, and at present no bookings will be taken.

The group have received £3,225 towards the cost of replacement windows for the Hall tower and the painting of all other windows from the Hillhead of Auquhirie Community Fund.

The committee is on target to raise the £25,000 required for the first phase of urgent remedial work to the stonework of the Public Hall. The current total is approximately £22,000, with £3000 still to raise from planned fundraisers.

Helen Thomson, chairperson of Public Property Committee, said: “There are a lot of investigations and consultations with the relevant professionals happening behind the scenes to progress the remedial works required to get our hall reopened.

“Our next major fundraiser is an Auction of Promises on Friday August 28. The continued support of the Community is needed more than ever. We are asking everyone to support us by donating promises and coming along to support us on the night.

“Promises are already coming in from groups, individuals and businesses, and we would appeal to anyone who feels they would like to support the hall, by making a promise, to get in touch. Already promised is an ironing fairy; fishing for two rods on the North Esk River; a meal for four; a day’s photography course; photographic portraits; transportation for shopping or similar; the opportunity to influence the design of a crafted glass object among others. There will also be the opportunity to sign up for fixed price events for example – cardmaking skills and bulb planting. Could you offer a skill or donate tickets for an event or performance? Or be creative with your own idea.”

If you would like to donate a promise, fill in slips provided at the Post Office or Shop and return it to Helen Thomson by Monday, August 25. Alternatively, contact Helen directly on 01561 340309 or email: hthomsonfettrey@live.co.uk