On 3 September 2016, Deacon Convener George M Esson presented a cheque to Grampian Deaf Children’s Society at Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre in Inverurie. The Society were holding a Games afternoon for hearing impaired children from the north east, who can suffer a sense of isolation in main stream schooling. They were led by role models, young adults from the hearing impaired community in our area. The donation represented the proceeds of a draw held at a concert in Trinity Hall in association with Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
The presentation was featured in the Inverurie Herald in October 2016.