A campaign to save a closure-threatened community centre has won the support of a North-east MP.
Bennachie Leisure Centre, in Insch, has just weeks left to raise the thousands of pounds it needs to secure its future.
The charity-run facility has been a popular spot for Insch residents for 20 years, but earlier this year put out a desperate appeal for new volunteers to help keep it running.
Last month the board – which only took over in April – revealed it had inherited £20,000 of debts which have to be cleared by the end of September.
A crowdfunder was launched and has so far raised close to £3,300, while a family fun day on Saturday raised about £4,900.
Now the area’s MP has joined the fight to keep the facility open.
Colin Clark, who represents Gordon at Westminster, said: “It says a lot about the strength of feeling among the local community that thousands of pounds have already been raised to help retain the Bennachie Leisure Centre.”
To donate, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/keep-blc-open