£670 raised by Get on Your Bike event

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A sponsored cycle event organised by an Auchanblae resident has raised nearly £700 for two local charitable trusts.

16 enthusiastic cyclists, and one dog, turned out on the day which made £670 in Donations, sponsorship and gift aiding.

The money will be split between The John Muir Trust and The olive Harvest Trust charities.

Organiser Gillian Siddons said: “Auchanblae is a very active little community, however, we got 16 enthusiastic cyclists on the day plus one dog.

“Macphinies of glenbervie donated delicious muffins for ‘half time’ and the picnic at the end.

“Scotmid gave me a generous voucher which provided us with provisions for lunch - bread, houmous, butter, pickles, honey, milk, proper coffee, juice etc.

“Ann Galbraith made the soup and did all the posters, flyers and maps.”

“We all enjoyed our cycle ride, including the very well behaved dog, the weather was kind to us and we were pleased with the results of our efforts.”

The John Muir Trust is a charity that was founded in 1983 and believes wild places are essential for the wellbeing of people and wildlife.

The Olive Harvest Trust is a group of mainly British volunteers that has been going to help farmers in the Palestine area to bring in their olive harvest.

They work in conjunction with Zaytoun, a company dedicated to distributing Palestinian olive oil and other produce in the UK.