New activity centre opens for HopScotch Children’s Charity in Ardgour

Angus McLellan, the charity’s current Project Worker. cuts the red ribbon to officially open the Ardgour centre last week. NO F25 Ardgour activity centre 02
Angus McLellan, the charity’s current project worker cuts the red ribbon to officially open the Ardgour centre last week. NO F25 Ardgour activity centre 02

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HopScotch Children’s Charity is celebrating the official opening of its new activity centre at the charity’s respite break centre, Ardvullin, in Ardgour.

Children from all over Scotland have been going to Ardvullin since 1998 for respite breaks from challenging life circumstances.

The new activity centre was architect-designed to fit the charity’s evolving needs, with a child-centred focus at the heart of the project.

The official opening was attended by staff and trustees of HopScotch, as well as children from The BIG Project in Edinburgh who are enjoying their respite break last week.

The official cutting of the red ribbon was performed by Angus McLellan, the charity’s current project worker.

The new outdoor activity centre on Ardgour. NO F25 Ardgour activity centre 01
The new outdoor activity centre on Ardgour.
NO F25 Ardgour activity centre 01

Roberta McKay of the charity said: ‘We’re so delighted that our fantastic purpose-built activity centre is ready to use, it’s a tremendous asset to our facility at Ardvullin.’

The centre cost £273,000 to build, and the building work was undertaken by local business Corrigan Contractors.

HopScotch says it is grateful for the support of major funders The Robertson Trust; The Edward Gostling Foundation; Walter Scott Giving Group; The Cotton Trust; Barratt Homes East Scotland; Chance to Connect & Douglas Brown.

Other funds came from Persimmon Homes, Walker Family Foundation, The Mikel Fund and in memory of Agnes & Robert Strickland.

The climbing wall, sports equipment and furnishings were funded by Spifox.