Footie match nets Olivia £1,300
A CHARITY football match has helped raise £1,320 for the Olivia Downie Appeal.
The Mark Dewar memorial match at Rosehearty was a huge success with the money raised in a raffle.
Olivia, pictured, and her family were in attendance at the match, between a Rosehearty select and a Fraserburgh select, with the Broch coming out on top 9-5.
The game was in memory of Fraserburgh FC player Mark Dewar, 17, who was killed in 2002 when his car plunged into Fraserburgh Harbour. Fraserburgh girl Olivia, 6 has battle an aggressive form of cancer – neuroblastoma – for two years.
Her family launched an appeal to raise funds to help pay for groundbreaking treatment in Germany. must be in favour of the project for it to progress.
Mr Halliday said: “The BID funds will be used to better promote the city centre and attract more shoppers, diners, visitors, tourists as well as investment, a greater diversity of tenants and city events and festivals.
“The levy is obviously an additional cost to business but it is an investment on which every business in the city should see a return.”
Mary Martin, managing director of the Douglas Hotel, also said the BID would promote closer working with the public sector. The boss of the Market Street building would have to pay around £2,700 extra a year.
She said: “Rather than being a city of talk we will have the money to move things forward and it won’t get bogged down in red tape.”
And Aberdeen’s planning boss has given the BID his backing. Gordon McIntosh said there was a
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