Owner Of Ackergill Tower Donates £40,000 To Pulteney Centre
16th January 2021
An American millionaire Dr Betsee Parker has donated £40,000 to Pulteney Centre after opening the doors of her private residence to producers of the Netflix hit drama The Crown.
Dr Betsee Parker is an Episcopalian minister and philanthropist from Virginia, bought Ackergill Tower in early 2019 from Clarenco after it ceased trading.
The 15th century castle situated on Sinclair's Bay near Wick, became one of a number of Highland destinations to form the backdrop of the fourth season of the award-winning drama.
Dr Parker opted to support of her fellow ‘neighbours' by reinvesting the money paid for using the castle into the local community.
Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) received a donation of £40,000 towards their work in supporting those in need.
£10,000 was also donated to the Episcopal Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness towards its Covid-19 response.
Dr Parker said: "I searched for areas of greatest need in our community.
"I feel that the leaders should decide how best to use the donation. They are the ones who truly know the needs of the community".
Katrina MacNab of PPP thanked Dr Parker for her generosity.
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AGM on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 7.00pm in Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick. The support of the public, agencies and service users is an essential ingredient of the success of Pulteneytown People's Project.
We are looking to boost our volunteer members. Our success in delivering groups and clubs here at the centre has always been enhanced by the life skills and knowledge of our volunteers.
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Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
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197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.