Pictured: Rachel Murdie from Aberlour Child Care Trust

DG Charity Awarded £15,287

Pictured: Rachel Murdie from Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Dumfries and Galloway charity Aberlour Futures has been awarded a £15,287 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

Aberlour Futures offers early intervention support for secondary school aged children who have difficulties accessing mainstream education as a result of anxiety, mental health or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Working closely with schools and other community partners, Aberlour focuses on building confidence in young people, empowering them to grow their ambitions and rediscover the joy of learning.

David Barr, Assistant Director at Aberlour, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received such generous support from the Scottish Children’s Lottery. Our experience is that young people who are offered early support can build confidence within school and enjoy learning again.  We are committed to ensuring that learning from this project is included in future planning.”

The Scottish Children’s Lottery was launched in October 2016 to raise money for children in Scotland, with proceeds helping to improve the lives of children right across the country and make a real difference to those who need it most.