Pub makes donation to local community

Market Bar owner Lorna Anderson (centre) and with friends and supporters.
Market Bar owner Lorna Anderson (centre) and with friends and supporters.

Local volunteers and community groups have benefitted after a local pub donated the proceeds of their annual fundraising efforts to them.

The Market Bar in Stonehaven has a long-standing reputation for raising money for good causes, and over the years has raised a total of over £73,000 for the Maxillofacial Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

But this year, owner Lorna Anderson told the Leader, she wanted to give something back to local volunteers in Stonehaven. After raising £7,313.54 over the year through their annual fancy dress Fun Day in September as well as an auction, wheel of fortune and raffle among other things, Lorna decided to make donations to the RNLI, Cycle for Sam, Lion’s Den Kickboxing, Lions Club, First Responders, the Stonehaven Dialysis Unit, Stonehaven Highland Games, and Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool.

Lorna said: “We thought it would be good to put the money back into the town. All of these people are volunteers, and it is important to support those who give up their time for the benefit of the whole town.

“We never expected to raise such a fantastic amount.”

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the customers and businesses that have donated and all of our friends and family for the support they give us.”