City group full of cheer after taking part in cash giveaway


Cheering on others to take part in the EE cash giveaway is a group who landed lucky in last year’s CommunitEE Chest.

The Blue Dynamite Cheerleaders, who took home an impressive £500 to spend on their group, put the money to good use by buying four safety mats.

The Aberdeen group, which has about 25 young members, caters for both those who want to cheer for fun and those who want to compete.

They have already taken part in two competitions this year, one in March and one in May, and are gearing up for another one in October.

As well as competitions, they also performed at the Cove Gala in June.

Head coach Fiona Leitch, urging other groups to take part in the competition, said: “We got four safety mats which makes a massive difference, and we got new blue and silver competition pom poms.

“I was surprised and delighted when I heard we had the money, I didn’t expect it.

“We’re absolutely taking part again, I think more people will see that actually yes, we can be successful so hopefully more people will collect for us.

“If we are awarded cash, we’ll probably spend it on more safety mats again – you can never have too many safety mats.

“Also possibly towards the costs of hiring buses to and from competitions because that can get quite expensive.”

To be in with the chance of landing a portion of the £15,000 fund, all not-for-profit organisations have to do is fill in the registration form and work together to collect tokens which will be printed in the Evening Express.

The groups with the most tokens in each category will walk away with a cash amount between £500 and £5,000 depending on how many members are in the group.

Groups with 30 members or fewer have the chance to land £500, groups with between 31 and 60 members could take home £1,000 and groups with more than 61 members are in with the chance of bagging themselves £5,000.