Rotary Club help for pool boilers

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STONEHAVEN Rotary Club has delivered an £1,100 boost to the fund-raising effort aimed at paying the cost of boiler replacement at the town’s iconic outdoor swimming pool.

The cheque, raised by the rotary club at their last Stonehaven HAS Got Talent event, was handed over to Mike Robins, chairman of the open air pool friends group, at the weekend.

Mr Robins, a former president of the rotary club, revealed that a forthcoming dinner being organised by Stonehaven’s 41 Club could hopefully “just about” complete the fund-raising effort for the pool’s £22,000 boiler replacement scheme.

“The fund-raising effort has been magnificent including a substantial personal donation from a local person and we hope that the dinner being organised by the 41 Club will just about secure and complete our financial target.

“In the meantime, we are extremely grateful for this latest donation.”

Mr Robins said that three new boilers, expected to be commissioned in May, would replace nine old ones and the new installation was expected to provide 95% efficiency compared with less than 50% provided by the old boilers.

The rotary club has agreed to send two shelter boxes to Japan to help with the relief effort in the wake of that country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster.