Cheque in: £2,625 presented to five island initiatives

Marlene Hill and Alison Carter from For Bute with Peter McDonald of Bute Film Society and Cross Fit Rothesay's Alistair Reynolds.
Marlene Hill and Alison Carter from For Bute with Peter McDonald of Bute Film Society and Cross Fit Rothesay's Alistair Reynolds.

Five more Bute good causes have benefited from the generosity of shoppers at local ‘thrift shop’ For Bute this week.

The group has presented donations worth a total of £2,625 to the following groups: £1,000 to the Bute Youth Forum to help with its work on the island, including with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; £500 to Bute Film Club to assist with running costs and the expense of bringing a visitor to the island to talk about their work on the film Bridge Rising, to be shown later in the winter; £500 to Bute County Cricket Club; £375 to Cross Fit Rothesay to help with the cost of setting up an online booking system; and £250 to young local footballer Lewis Whitelaw to help with the cost of travelling to the mainland for training and matches.

Peter McDonald from Bute Film Society and Alistair Reynolds from Cross Fit Rothesay visited the For Bute shop in Victoria Street on Saturday to receive their cheques from Marlene Hill and Alison Carter of For Bute.