Excellent start for Flood Action Group fundraising

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FUNDRAISING for the Stonehaven Flood Action Group got off to an excellent start last week with a ladies pamper evening.

Held in Action Group fundraiser Amanda Irvine’s home, 30 ladies spent Saturday night being pampered and enjoying prosecco and nibbles whilst raising funds for a good cause.

This is the first fundraiser for the group who are raising funds to help those affected by flooding to protect their homes.

Their ultimate aim is to see long-term flood alleviation measures in place in Stonehaven but ,in the meantime, they are fundraising in order to enable homeowners to protect their properties should there be further flooding in the town.

The Stonehaven Flood Action Group fundraising is separate from the flood fund who have been supporting those affected by flooding with issues such as insurance and drying out properties.

Last Saturday night’s ladies pamper evening raised an excellent £2438.

Pampering was carried out by a number of local people who gave up their time freely to help raise funds for the cause.

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They were Lorraine Hynd of Stonehaven Physiotherapy who gave back and neck massages, Joanne Duncan from Beauty who did manicures, Caroline Andrews did hair, Jakki Shylan provided pedicures, Pat Irvine did manicures and hostess Amanda Irvine gave facials on the night with products donated by Forever Living.

A number of raffle prizes were donated to the night.

Amanda said: ‘‘I would like to thank the following for their support; Harmony Beauty, the Rose Bowl, Boots, Nickel and Dime, Dunnottar Wines, Crafty creations, Jackie Wilson, Kirsty Alsop and Susan McClatterty.

‘‘I’m also very grateful to Pat Irvine, Susan Forbes and Jean Carnie for helping to organise the evening which really was a huge success.’’

This was the first in a series of events being organised by the Flood Action Group, who will will have stalls at Dunnottar School Spring fair and the Feein’ Market.

They are also holding a charity ceilidh in September where they will launch their charity calendar, which features artwork from three local artists.

For more information about the Flood Action Group and to find out how to get involved visit www.stonehavenfloodaction.org