Crathie centre marks decade of holidays

Mr Douglas and Mrs Alison King, winners of the raffle star prize.
Mr Douglas and Mrs Alison King, winners of the raffle star prize.

Crathie Opportunity Holidays celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting a fundraising lunch and auction at Balmoral on Sunday.

Guests were welcomed with a glass of fizz on arrival and then enjoyed a three course lunch catered by Country Flavours of Alford.

Jim Brown, the renowned grain merchant from Fettercairn entertained everyone with his hilarious stories and musings.

The auction followed under the gavel of Garry Marsden with lots donated by many supporters including Jamieson & Carry, Mott MacDonald Ltd and The Style Academy at Glenmuick.

The star prize of a McEwans of Perth Hamper was won by Alison King, and many others went away with whisky, champagne and more.

Maggie MacAlpine, Manager of Crathie Opportunity Holidays said: “We had a lovely afternoon and have raised over £4,000 which will help us to go on providing the best holiday accommodation for disabled people, their friends and family. Since 2002 we have welcomed over 600 disabled people who have enjoyed more than 1300 holidays between them and the facilities and equipment we provide here allows them peace of mind when booking a holiday in this beautiful part of Scotland.”