A total of 10 local groups, charities and organisations received generous donations as part of the BNI Nexus Rainbow Awards.
The cheque presentations took place on Wednesday (March 19) in Duthie’s of Montrose.
BNI stands for Business Network International, a worldwide business network organisation, with ‘Nexus’ being the name of the Montrose branch.
The point of the BNI is so businesses can connect with one another so that strong business relationships can develop.
The ‘Pot of Gold’ is a kitty that members contribute to throughout the year through various fund raising activities and BNI Nexus are the only group from Business Network International whereby each member contributes to create a Pot of Gold for the community.
This year the group had a total of £1,800 to share between their chosen local groups, organisations and charities in the Angus and the Mearns.
Kirsten Tomlinson, a member of BNI Nexus, did the honour of handing out the cheques to the successful 10 groups out of a total of 18 applicants.
One of the recipients of a cash donation was DD8 Music, a community run project based in Kirriemuir, who plan on putting their £250 share towards a new drum kit. Another recipient was the Royal British Legion Scotland Montrose branch who urgently need to replace a photocopier. They received £100 from the Pot of Gold to go towards the much-needed purchase. The Bervie Clippers 2005, a new group with youngsters from the area all born in 2005, will use their £200 donation to cover the cost of new kits for the new season.
The Lochside Pre-School Playgroup in Montrose received £100 to cover the cost of an outside chalk board.
The Monifieth Befriending Scheme received £200 to go towards the cost of running their vital service helping isolated people. Montrose Day Care received £200 to go towards the future running costs of a very important service in our community.The 2nd Montrose Scout Group received a cheque for £100 to put towards group activities.
The Royal Montrose Golf Club Junior Section received £200 to go towards their goal of overseeing the future development of the Junior Section.
Radio North Angus received £200 to go towards the purchase of a new SD recorder. Abbi Reid, who has cerebral palsy, received £200 to go towards the cost of her post-operative physiotherapy.