Residents of a Stonehaven street carrying on their Christmas tradition of fundraising for charity have announced they raised over £4000.
Malcolm’s Way in Stonehaven again saw several houses light up for the festive season raising money for Friends of Anchor.
This years event was tinged with sadness, after original organiser, Tom Bruce, sadly lost his battle with cancer in August.
In the past, the Bruce family and their neighbours have collected money for various good causes, including for a kidney dialysis unit for Stonehaven.
Patricia Bruce explained that the charity makes a real difference to those going through the trauma of dealing with cancer and blood diseases, and said that she was delighted with the funds raised this year.
She said: “It was overwhelming the amount raised after a terrible, particularly windy December we had. Most of our displays were wrecked with the strength of the wind and also people were not motivated to get out, even though we raised £3591,00 only with our buckets and £950 with online donations.
“I am very thankful that people trust us to look after their money, this is huge, they could have come, see the lights and simply leave because we don’t charge, but instead they donate.
“Every Penny means a lot to me, all of them together mean a lot for the ones battling and living with Cancer at the moment.”
She added: “Friends of ANCHOR is an amazing charity helping those brave people out there along side with NHS. The ANCHOR unit at ARI and the work FOA does is very important to all patients and their family.”