‘Hike, bike, anyway you like’ event brings funds

Atop Scolty
Atop Scolty

Deeside walkers were recently encouraged to hike, bike or ascend Banchory’s Scolty Hill in any fashion they like for charity funds.

Banchory West Church has had a partnership with the Aba Urban Health Centre in South- east Nigeria since 2002.

The Health Centre has been providing healthcare for over a quarter of a million people living in a deprived part of Aba city since 1999.

The ‘Hike Bike Anyway you like up Scol-tea’ fundraising event aimed to raise £3,500 as a contribution.

Teams from Banchory were sponsored to go up Scolty hill ‘any way you like’.

A group of Banchory Beavers were dressed as a crocodile, many were in fancy dress and one brave participant went up on hands and knees!

The event finished with afternoon tea.

A spokesperson for the Church said: “A big thank you to the generosity of sponsors and the many people of all ages who took part. Now all the money has been counted; with gift aid that can be reclaimed, we raised a total just over £3,500! This is being sent straight out to Nigeria and will be used to help...”