Newton Stewart Museum received a cheque for £500 from the members of the Newton Stewart Qigong Group yesterday morning.
Kirsty Robertson from the museum said: “This is very much appreciated and will help to raise the profile of the museum with local people. Also, our funding looks like being cut next year due to council cutbacks.”
Qigong Group member, Margaret Henderson added: “The museum needs help as it will not get as much funding next year. We feel Newton Stewart gets nothing and wanted the money we raised to stay in the town.”
This year the museum will have a display to celebrate the centenary of the Girl Guides and Minnigaff Scouts.