News & events

News & events

Fundraising charity sale at the Balmedie Congregational Church - Saturday 16 November, 10am - 4pm

Stalls selling new and pre-owned jewellery, toiletries, stationary, stocking fillers, Sand Bothy calendars and refreshments. In aid of the Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs & disabled toilet refurbishment.  (October 2019)

Sensory Garden, Balmedie – help needed!

Our willow tunnel and dome will be constructed in November. Hundreds of Bluebell bulbs will be planted in November – can you help?  Benches and all access tables will be ordered soon. They take time to be made to order, so we are looking to install them in the New Year, ahead of a busy year in the garden!  Our plan then is to open the garden officially in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, please enjoy walking through the Magnificent 7s woods.  Find out more on our Sensory Garden Facebook page. (October 2019)

The Sand Bothy and Balmedie School in 2019

This spring and summer we have been delighted that Balmedie School children have been making weekly use of the Bothy, part of their outdoor schooling, exploring beach and woods and using the Bothy as an extension to their classrooms. They have taken part in all sorts of activities on the beach, in the dunes, in the country park, learning about their local environment. They have written little books about Balmedie Beach, and written, sung and recorded songs about Beach and Bothy. The link between The Sand Bothy and our school is now strong, and we look forward to working out another schedule of visits in 2020. (October 2019)

Sand Bothy calendars - £6 each or 2 for £10

Get organised in 2020 with The Sand Bothy Calendar! The calendars feature photos of Balmedie Beach by Lee Fowlie, they have been designed by local artist Sarah Peacock and are sponsored by local businesses. All income goes to the Trust to help run or support local community projects.

Available to buy at: The Sand Bothy (Balmedie Country Park), Beachside Coffee shop (Balmedie), Fish and Chip shop (Balmedie) and Dickies Pharmacy (Balmedie).  (September 2019)

Charity quiz night - Friday 20 September 2019  
We are holding a quiz night at Forsyth Hall to raise funds for the Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs and the disabled toilet refurbishment.  Friday 20 September 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.  Bring your own refreshments.  £5 per person, £3 concessions.

UPDATE: We raised over £850 at the quiz, big, big thank you to everyone who helped run the event and everyone who took part! (September 2019)

Cycling at the Sand Bothy - Sunday 18 August 2019  
Free, fun inclusive cycling session with adapted bikes  and a chance to try out our beach wheelchairs, or bring your own bike! Sunday 18 August 10.30am - 4pm. Find out more on the Sand Bothy Facebook post (August 2019)

Fundraising for Changing Places toilet 

We are currently raising funds for a Changing Places toilet at the Balmedie Country Park so that disabled people, their families and carers can enjoy our lovely beach.  Find out more on our donate page (August 2019)

New Belhelvie Community Trust website 

Find out about how we started, how to get involved, make a donation and all our projects on our new website (August 2019)

Fun Day at the Sand Bothy - Saturday 27 July 2019

Jointly organised by the RNLI and the Community Trust we are holding a family Fun Day at the Sand Bothy in the Balmedie Country Park  (July 2019)

Barrats donate £1000 

Our Balmedie Beach Wheelchair project has been awarded £1000 by the Barratt Community Fund (April 2019)

Press & media

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Volunteer holding donkeys outside the Sand Bothy at the RNLI fun day event
Beach wheelchair volunteers holding £1000 sign in the sand dunes

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