Stoney folk help Fishermen’s Mission to land £8000

Far and Wide shop staff present cheque to the Fishermen's Mission.
Far and Wide shop staff present cheque to the Fishermen's Mission.

A STONEHAVEN charity shop has provided the Aberdeen branch of the Fishermen’s Mission with one of its biggest ever single cash donations.

The cheque for £8000 was handed over by Barbara Maclean, manager of the Far and Wide shop in Evan Street, to Mike Sandison, superintendent of the mission in Aberdeen.

And Mr Sandison said the gesture represented a “tremendous boost” for the mission in the run up to Christmas.

He pointed out that the cash would go towards the mission’s charity work over the extensive area the branch covers from Aberdeen south to Pittenweem.

He added: “This is a wonderful donation from Far and Wide.

‘‘The money means we can maintain our work among those we are deailing with, including help for retired and disabled fishermen and their families.

“Getting this money from the proceeds of the Stonehaven churches’ charity shop is very timely and it is a very nice gesture indeed.

‘‘This money represents one of the biggest single donations the Aberdeen branch has ever received.”

n Pictured above at the handover ceremony, from left - charity shop staff member Helen Duncan, Barbara Maclean, Mike Sandison and Grace Smith, also a shop staff member.

Pictured far right is Allan Burr, a member of the charity shop’s committee who is also a volunteer for the Aberdeen mission.