A piano donated to a community nursery has hit all the right notes with youngsters.
Staff at Middlefield Community Project’s nursery were delighted when business owner Nick Duncan got in touch to offer them a B. Squire piano.
Nick, who owns deliveries and removals firm The Man with a Van Aberdeen, had been clearing a house when the homeowner requested the removal of a piano from the property.
He said: “While I was clearing the house, I was told the piano was surplus to requirements.
“Rather than see it go to waste, I called up several schools and community centres in the area to see if they would be interested and Middlefield were really appreciative.
“The staff seemed to really appreciate it.”
Nick admitted he often donated unwanted items to local community groups and schools, rather than see them go to waste.
He said: “I have donated furniture in the past.”
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Nursery manager Marie MacDonald was “over the moon” with the donation.
She said: “It was so kind of Nick to think of us, and we are over the moon – the kids love it.
“Music as a hobby isn’t always cheap and some of the children may not have otherwise had a chance to play on a piano.
“Music is really important for children’s development and creativity.
“Who knows, we may have a future Ed Sheeran in our midst.”
The nursery managers are now on the hunt for a waterproof covering for the instrument to ensure its longevity.
Marie said: “We want this piano to be with us for years to come so we are going to look after it.
“We plan on using some grant money to buy a proper covering for the piano to protect it.”
The kind donation may even spark bigger changes for the nursery as they look to increase their musical offerings.
Marie added: “We may look into developing a performing area in the garden – creating a stage with some wooden pallets so we can put on shows.
“It’s really exciting.”