Two Treasure Chest Awards – 11 February 2020

Our Treasure Chest Fund made two well-deserved £250 award presentations at last week’s club meeting.

The first award was to the Ayrshire Echo Association which was set up to relieve the blind, or the partially blind, or those labouring under some temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a strain, by the provision of recorded material and associated equipment. Peter MacDonald of the Association accepted the cheque and revealed a bit of history in his thanks. Forty-two years ago, Alan Leitch of the Rotary Club of Ayr had encouraged the then club members to support the fledgling organisation. The money, which Peter said was exceedingly welcome, will go towards the purchase of new audio machines.

The second award was made to Ayr Junior Curlers, the youth section of Ayr Curling Club. The Jumior Club is held on most Sunday mornings throughout the season from 10.45am till 1.30pm for ages from 10 to 21. The award was made towards an international event, to be hosted by Ayr between 20 and 22 March and involving teams from around Europe.

The cheque was presented to junior curler William McHarg, and Jane McHarg, who runs the club, thanked the Rotary members for their contribution to the staging of the event.