Published on
02 September 2019

Recently held Buchan Barn Dance has raised £3,643 for children’s charity, Barnardo’s Scotland.  

The dance, which was held on 20 August, was in Haddo House and saw over 125 guests in attendance.

Jordyn Armstrong, Barnardo’s Scotland Events Manager, said: “We are so grateful to the Barn Dance Committee for arranging this event and to everyone who attended ‘thank you’ so much for your generosity.  Donations like this really can make a huge difference to the children and young people we support through our local services.”

The successful event has been running for over 40 years, but this is the first time the fundraiser was held in aid of Barnardo’s Scotland.  Funds were raised through ticket sales a raffle and tombola.

Chair of the Buchan Barn Dance Committee, Jo Middelthon, said: “This was a great opportunity to raise a lot of money for Barnardo’s Scotland while having some fun with friends and family.  Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, and in true Barn Dance tradition, took to the floor to take part in some Reels. The evening was a great success and it was lovely to see all ages dancing, including parents.”

Jordyn continued: “It is donations and fundraisers like this which mean Barnardo’s Scotland can continue its vital work helping thousands of children across Scotland.” 

​​​​​​If anyone would like to arrange an event or find out how to support Barnardo’s Scotland contact jordyn.armstrong@barnardos.org.uk. Companies should contact sabrina.hayes@barnardos.org.uk

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Notes to Editors:

Barnardo’s Scotland works with more than 16,300 children and young people in over 140 specialised community-based services across Scotland, and more than 100 shops across the country directly supporting the services. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support; helping children break free from sexual exploitation; supporting young carers; helping young people in to employment and helping children living in poverty.   

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.  Twitter: @BarnardosScot Facebook: Barnardo’s Scotland 

Media enquiries:

Barnardo’s Scotland - media office telephone: 0131 446 7022 / 7101 or 0208 498 7555 (24 hours), email katrina.slater@barnardos.org.uk / elizabeth.dawson@barnardos.org.uk