A Moray singing group has pledged £1,000 towards helping a struggling hydrotherapy pool remain afloat.
Earlier this year Moray Council pulled the plug on a £20,000 annual funding grant which had covered running costs at the Forres facility.
Volunteers at the Moray Hydrotherapy Pool have since launched a series of fundraising efforts to keep the venue going, and last night they received a generous donation from the Glen Moray male voice choir.
Chairman of the pool’s board of trustees Chris Combe said: “Since our funding was withdrawn in February we have looked at ways of cutting costs and raising funds, and we’re doing better now than we feared we might be by this time of year.
“Any fundraisers are very welcome and we are especially thankful to the choir for their generous efforts.”
The pool has now reduced costs of initial assessments needed by pool users as a means of encouraging more people into the venue.
And board members are looking at bringing its cleaning in-house to help decrease its budget.
Since forming in September 2013 the Glen Moray male voice choir has generated more than £6,000 for local worthy causes.
The £1,000 donation for the hydrotherapy pool was amassed during a concert in May.
The choir’s Alistair Farquhar said: “A few of our members have used the pool, as have their wives, and we heard that it had run into some trouble since having its council funding removed.
“We always look to help local causes and this seemed like a good chance to assist a group we have close links with.”