The Community Council are trying to raise money to provide Xmas lights in the streets of Abernethy and Aberargie, as at present it is felt the streets of the villages are rather cheerless over the Xmas and New Year period.
This is going to require a sum of £12,000 just to buy the lights and install them. There will then be ongoing maintenance costs which will also have to be funded. The money needs to be raised by the end of September if the lights are to be installed this year. So far just over £8,000 has been raised, but this includes a National Lottery Grant of £7,500 which Caroline Haxton has managed to get. She continues to try and get further grants but this is something which cannot be relied on, hence this plea to our readers to donate to this fund and quickly.
There are two ways of donating. The first is to go to the Gofundme page on the web and look for Abernethy & Aberargie Xmas Lights although it might be easier to go directly to the page by entering in your browser https://gofund.me/5e3227af? This page will show Caroline Haxton as raising funds for Kathleen Pye, the treasurer of Abernethy Community Council.
The other way of donating to the fund is to transfer funds directly to Royal Bank of Scotland Sort Code 832525 Account number 00184334 and clearly mark the transfer Xmas Lights with your name.