In Brian’s Good News today – 

Family, friends, and a football club are both in mourning but celebrating the life of Jordan Banks who died after being struck by lightening while playing football.  Jordan’s heart was to raise money for others.  This year he raised £3,000 earlier this year for a mental health charity Counselling in The Community in memory of his Uncle.  Two Just Giving pages have raised almost £26,000 since Jordan’s death.

A 75 year old is scaling the slopes of Bennachie every day in May to raise funds for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation which helps to give Kenyan Children the best start in life.

Piper Martin Johnson has been honoured to be one of 20 pipers to play at a special International performance as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year.  Each of the pipers were instructed to choose the location of their performance. Mr Johnson will perform at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar.

An Aberdeen Mum is calling for Castle Hill Housing Association to recognise that dogs be recognised as therapy animals.  Debbie Alexander was amazed to see how an adopted dog had transformed her autistic son’s anxiety and anger within a week.  Castle Hill Housing Association has said that animals are not permitted on the premises.  Debbie is appealing and has escalated the issue.

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