23rd November 2012
Costcutter has named us as one of their Charities and presented us with a cheque for £200 on 22nd November at the 1st anniversary of the shop opening.
23rd November 2012
Raymie wrote: “Not only am I running the London Marathon, it is a warm up for ‘The Wall’ ultra marathon in June, 69 miles along Hadrians wall, spread the word, let’s raise lots for ASC.”
Yes, he is doing it again, thanks Raymie.
16th April 2012
Community Day 26th February 2012
With so much controversy around at the moment with respect to relations between MAHR and the local community, Directors of the Aviemore Sports Centre project rightly wondered how many people would turn up to their Community Consultation Day at the Peregrine Suite, MAHR. They needn’t have worried! From the moment the doors opened at 1pm there was a steady stream of people keen to find out more about the project.
Around 200 people were given an opportunity to have their say about what they would (and wouldn’t) wish to see in their local Sports Centre. With support from The Glasshouse, a national charity working to help people make better buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods, everyone was able to indulge their creative side and think about how the building might look. In addition, a scale model of the site was available, allowing folks to think through the possibilities of how to fit everything into the building space. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of blue sky thinking….! The event gave everyone a unique opportunity to feel part of the proposed development.
The Board of Directors were on hand to answer the many questions posed and were delighted by the enthusiasm and support evident throughout the day. New members and volunteers were recruited. Yvonne Birnie, Vice-Chair of ASC, was quick to point out that she had never doubted the support of the local community but said “I was thrilled by the support we got on the day. Local families came along and everyone joined in enthusiastically. It was a very successful event.”
Anyone who missed out, but would like to become involved with the project, should contact Yvonne on 07711318016. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board would like to thanks all who attended for their support.
8th February 2012
By the time we hold the above event, we hope to have signed the lease for the land on which the new Aviemore Sports Centre and Ice Rink will be built. Exciting times!
As a community we now have the opportunity to input our thoughts and wishes for the type of centre we want. On 26th February we invite everyone to come along to the Peregrine Suite at MAHR and have their say on how they want their new centre to look and feel and the types of activity you hope will be catered for in the Centre.
This will be a fun event. Bring along the kids: their input is welcome too.
The day will be guided by a team from The Glasshouse which is a national charity working to help people make better buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods. They believe in the power of community led design to transform places and bring positive and lasting change to local people. In addition, the Board of Aviemore Sports Centre will be on hand to answer your questions and encourage participation.
Why not pop in anytime between 1- 8pm. We’d love to see you, hear what you think and help you to make a real contribution to moving this exciting and vital project forward.
See you on the 26th!
4th February 2012
Okay folks, next two events organised is the Inverness Half Marathon on Sunday 11th of March and then the biggy, ten day trekking the Inca trail in Peru finishing at the ancient wonder of the world, Machu Picchu, please please take two minutes and sponsor any small amount for the Aviemore Sports Centre project, the new web site address to donate is www.charitygiving.co.uk/raymackay thank you to every body for their continued support and together Badenoch and Strathspey WILL have this Sports Centre built for the community’s future…