Chapelton Easter Event raises over £1,000 for charity

Chapelton’s egg-stra special Easter event has helped raise over £1,000 for local charity Grampian Autistic Society.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:42 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:42 am
Jane Jenson and her easter egg design

The Aberdeenshire town invited residents and visitors to find a series of hand-decorated eggs that were created by 12 North East artists before hosting an auction that offered bidders the chance to take one of the unique eggs home.

The artists included Mhairi McDowall, Jane Jenson, Morag Stevenson, Sam Barnett, Helen Forrest, Eilidh MacAskill, Laura Bremner and Catriona Yates.

The beautiful creations helped brighten up the town and have been made with love and carewhich helped make this an Easter to remember.

Speaking of the event, The Duchess of Fife, Director of Elsick Development Company which is leading the build of Chapelton said: “The trail of decorated eggs was a huge success with many families and friends safely getting outdoors together to find them.

"The beautiful designs submitted by the 12 artists were all incredibly unique and we are so proud that the partnerships have helped raise funds for a great local cause.”

The funds raised will support Grampian Autistic Society in providing essential upgrades to its play scheme at Carnie Drive as well as replace sensory equipment for children and young people living with an autistic spectrum condition, helping them to realise their full potential.

Billy Alexander, Chief Executive Officer at the charity, added: “I would like to thank the organisers of the Chapelton Easter events for considering and involving Grampian Autistic Society and helping us raise essential funds towards our cause.

"It is great to see and be involved in such a vibrant local community that has people at its heart.

“We really value the support and efforts to put a spotlight on the work that we provide and look forward to working closely with Chapelton and its community in the near future.”

Almost 200 people also took part in the Easter egg decorating competition which encouraged all ages to design their own egg to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes.

For more information about Chapelton and the event, visit chapeltonnewtown.co.uk