A Rothesay thrift shop set up specifically to help good causes on Bute has handed out £1,000 to three more deserving recipients this week.
The team at ‘For Bute’ in Victoria Street presented £500 to residents at the Foley Court sheltered housing complex in the town to help plant pots and bulbs in their front garden, and also donated £200 to Argyll and Bute Council towards the cost of a bench being made of wood from the tree which formerly stood on the Esplanade putting green, and was chopped down last year after dying of old age.
In addition, the ‘For Bute’ team has set aside £300 to help meet the cost of planters to improve the appearance of Rothesay town centre, as part of local efforts to spruce up the area for the annual Scotland in Bloom judging.
For Bute has already donated cash to Bute Youth Football Coaching, Bute Community Links, Crossroads (Caring for Carers), the Bute community day centre’s lunch club, the King Street Parents and Toddlers Group and youth football coach James O’Donnell since the shop opened its doors earlier this year.
Marlene Hill from For Bute said: “We’d like to thank everyone for their continued donations - please keep them coming!”