Club secures charity status

Colony Park has secured charity status, a major achievement that will significantly enhance the Club’s ability to help develop football in the community at all age and ability levels.

It will allow the Club to apply for grants and obtain gift aid for donations as well as creating the potential for matched funding for those looking to raise money for the Club, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, via employee schemes. 

“Becoming a charity is a hugely positive move for the Club,” said Chairperson Jenny Moultrie.

“I would like personally to thank Shaun Campbell, our outgoing Chairman, for his time and commitment on this, and it is part of the legacy he leaves to the Club after six years at the helm.

“In this, our 40th anniversary year, we have also received the ‘Club of the Year’ award from Aberdeenshire Sports Council, a pleasant surprise and recognition of all the hard work put in by players, coaches, Committee members and parents.

“As we look forward to our next 40 years, we know there are exciting times ahead.”

To mark the special birthday, the Club held a summer ball attended by over 300 people, with Sky TV's Jeff Stelling as the guest speaker, at the Garioch Sports Centre in June.

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Paul Riddell