Bargains to be grabbed at sale

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Almost £10,000 was raised at the Banchory Scout jumble sale on Saturday.

An early queue formed in the glorious sunshine as more than 850 people attended the event, helping raise an impressive £9,878.

“We wish to thank very much all those who came along to support us on Saturday,” said Scout group treasurer Bill Urquhart. “This was a tremendous achievement, especially since times are not so good at the moment.”

Banchory group Scout leader John Lawson said some of the proceeds would help send Scouts to the Canadian camp but some would be used to help maintain the hall, which also benefits other local organisations. Much of the surplus jumble has been distributed to charity and the local primary schools received the surplus clothing, shoes and bags for the ‘bags to school’ fundraiser.

The Scouts thanked Deeside Construction Limited, Bruce McCombie Builders, Enermech Limited, McIntosh Plant Hire, Pinehill Joinery Services, Senergyworld and Craigdon Business Gifts for their support.

Sale organiser Peter McDermott added his thanks to the volunteers who helped sort the jumble and man the stalls.

Pictured (l-r) are: Cameron Cowie, Sean Caldwell, Jill Webster and Andrew Wilson. John Anderson