What a bunch of smarties these Brownies are


Kind-hearted 2nd Alford Brownies have been fundraising for the Therapeutic Roof Garden at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

They raised a total of £124.91 by filling Smartie tubes with coins.

The girls presented their cheque to the Rev James Falconer, Health Care chaplain at NHS Grampian, along with Fiona Black, an Alford lady who has been a key supporter and fundraiser for the Therapeutic Roof Garden.

The garden offers a safe, attractive space for relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation, surrounded by trees, plants and flowers, giving patients and relatives access to fresh air during what can sometimes be a prolonged stay in hospital.

It is accessible to all, whether they are in a wheelchair, bed or walking.

Alford folk have been strong supporters of the roof garden project since it’ inception, with a beetle drive in Howe Trinity Church Hall among other events.

ARI posted on facebook: “The community living in and around Alford have done it again with a superb £850 donation from the Alford Ball Committee.

‘‘Thank you also to the local Brownie Pack who are supporting the Roof Garden Appeal by collecting money in Smartie tubes.”