Charities find ‘pot of gold’

Pot of gold: Recipients are pictured with BNI Nexus members.'Van Werninck Studio
Pot of gold: Recipients are pictured with BNI Nexus members.'Van Werninck Studio

MORE than £2,000 has distributed to good causes across Angus by local business networking group BNI Nexus as part of its first Rainbow Award.

The group, which consists of a number of Montrose business people, meets weekly with the purpose of promoting trustworthy business referrals through word-of-mouth but members also fund-raise through various social activities throughout the year.

Its Rainbow Award was launched last year and invited charities, voluntary groups and organisations throughout Angus and the Mearns to apply for a share of the fund’s ‘Pot of Gold’. Eleven charities were successful and the cheques were presented at a recent BNI Nexus meeting.

Speaking at the meeting, Kirsten Tomlinson, award committee chairwoman, said: “We know that you are all passionate about your individual organisations and it is that passion, enthusiasm, dedication and hard work which has been instrumental in your success.

“We are delighted to recognise those positive qualities, and the wonderful work you are all doing.

“BNI Nexus has already begun raising funds for the this year’s Rainbow Award, and is again inviting any charity, voluntary organisation or group in Angus and the Mearns to apply for a share of their 2013 ‘pot of gold’.”

Cheques were presented to Angus Women’s Aid (£200), The Arbroath COPD Group (£100), the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Base at Langlands Primary School (£250), Links Park Community Trust (£180), Mearns and Angus Coastal Healthy Living Network (£250), Montrose Day Care Centre (£200), Lochside Preschool Playgroup (£100), Montrose Stroke Club (£250), Strathmore Primary School Gardening Club (£100), Sunshine Playschool Kirriemuir (£150), Warddykes Primary School Parent Council (£250).

Information about BNI Nexus and the Rainbow Award is available from Kirsten Tomlinson on 01674 677270 or e-mail kirsten.walker@virgin.net