Generous homeowner Donna Pirie from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire donated some of the proceeds from her Win a Mansion for Christmas competition to The Yard at family session on Friday 8 June 2018.

The competition ended up with one main winner and three runners up all receiving cash prizes. The winners Alec, Craig, and Douglas and Juliet all came to see us and had a tour of The Yard from some of our young people. The Yard received 20% of all the entry fees – a grand total of £50,725.

Donna said: “Our visit to The Yard went tremulously well and I was delighted most of the winners could make it. They were, in their words, ‘blown away’ at how fabulous The Yard is. I would also like to thank the charity for agreeing to partner with the competition.”

Celine Sinclair, Chief Executive at The Yard, said: “We are so grateful to Donna for her support and choosing The Yard to benefit from this amazing competition. This is a transformational amount of money for us, as it could run our weekend family sessions at one site for a year. On behalf of all our children and families, we would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who entered the competition and to the prize winners who came to present the cheque in person.”

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