Charity appeal hands Aberdeen children’s orchestra a £2,000 funding boost

Pupils have benefited from taking part in Big Noise Torry.

An Aberdeen community project has been handed £2,000 from the STV Children’s Appeal.

Big Noise Torry, which uses music to build confidence in children, has already supported 500 youngsters in the North-east.

The presentation was made by STV News presenter Andrea Brymer, who described the project as a “fantastic opportunity for youngsters”.

She said: “I was probably most touched to learn of the pastoral support offered to children and their families.”

Laura Horn, the team leader at the project, said: “We are delighted that the STV Children’s Appeal is supporting Big Noise Torry.

“The grant will help us continue our work with more than 500 children in the Torry community.

“Independent research shows that Big Noise Torry not only boosts engagement with learning, but also helps children develop social and life skills.

“Thank you to everyone involved in supporting the Appeal!”

The appeal has so far given £16.3 million to projects across all 32 local authorities.