Inverurie’s Fly Cup Catering is appealing for help after the organisation’s delivery vehicle was written off in a serious road traffic accident.
In spite of suffering serious leg and rib injuries in the head-on collision on the A96 in October, the organisation’s Ronnie Noble is spearheading a campaign to try and replace Fly Cup Catering’s Citroen Picasso car.
Fly Cup Catering enables adults with learning difficulties to train and work in the catering industry. Staff and volunteers provide in-house training such as NVQs which are verified by Banff & Buchan College, and many trainees go on to take up other work opportunities. In addition to a sandwich shop at the Blackhall Industrial Estate headquarters, Fly Cup Catering runs a café in St Andrew’s Parish Church chapel which has recently begun opening four days a week due to public demand.
Speaking from his home where he is currently convalescing, Ronnie said: “Being without a vehicle is a nightmare situation for Fly Cup Catering as it makes the logistics of getting people, food and equipment from place to place so much more difficult.
“The problem we have is that the car that was involved in the accident was just over two years old and the insurance pay-out won’t cover the entire replacement cost so we will be left with a funding shortfall.
“As a charity, that won’t be an easy gap to fill so we are hoping that local people will be able to dig deep and donate whatever they can to help us fund a replacement vehicle.”
Ronnie added: “I have always said that we have a great team at Fly Cup and everyone is doing their very best to work around the situation but we need to replace the vehicle as soon as we can so that we can honour our busy schedule of engagements for the festive season.”
To make a donation to help replace the charity’s vehicle, contact Ronnie Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org