Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


As outgoing Chairperson of Abernethy Playgroup, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support over the past year. The committee, for working so tirelessly to ensure the Playgroup can continue to run, the parents for their continued support and of course to our wonderful staff, Ang, Babs and Mo for their continued dedication and the great care they take of our children.

It hasn’t been an easy year, as numbers have been down and, certainly as the new committee took over last May our financial situation was extremely worrying to say the least. However, after a number of very successful fundraising events which included our Ready Steady Cook Evening, Family Hallowe’en Disco, Ladies Pamper Night and Sponsored Ben Nevis Climb (photo below), we have raised nearly £2,000. I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the parents and members of the public who supported each of these events and ensured that we have been able to hand over a far more promising financial outlook to the new committee. I would also like to extend a special thank you to the Abernethy Community Council, whose generous contribution to our fund, has ensured that the children were able to have a Summer Trip this year. We took them to the new and improved Noah’s in Perth where they had a morning of play, followed by lunch, before being brought back to the village in time for the children to make it to afternoon nursery.

The committee details for the year 2011/2012 are as follows:

Office Bearers

Chairperson    Rachel Shepherd 850909

Treasurer        Clara Smith 50912

Secretary        Hayley Barnes 851056

Ordinary Members

Anna MacNeill

Sally McGroarty

Joanna Allan

Beth McIntyre (Fundraising)

Leanne Gourlay (100 Club)

Once again, a big THANK YOU to all of those who have supported us over the past year, and I hope we can continue to rely on your support and keep this valuable service in the village for years to come.

Anna MacNeill