Torphins Guides set out their stalls

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Torphins 1st Guides have held two events recently to raise funds for a North-east charity which supports vulnerable people.

The Guides presented a cheque for £706 to Instant Neighbour chief executive Sophy Green at their meeting last week.

The Torphins group held a craft fair in the Learney Hall where they served mulled wine, fairy cakes and shortbread and held a raffle.

The Guides had many stalls offering glitter tattoos, face painting, nail art and handmade cards. The mulled wine was a success and the public were very generous with their donations. Despite the snow and ice a lot of people attended the event and a total of £406 from the fair.

A few days earlier the Torphins Guides held a mother and daughter pamper evening hosted by the Body Shop where a raffle was held. The Guides each invited their mothers, grandmas, aunts or close friends.

Instant Neighbour is an Aberdeen based charity and social enterprise supporting vulnerable people. Since 1984 the organisation has provided practical help, advice and emotional support to over 270,000 people in the local area living below the poverty line.

The main client groups are those whose lives are affected by poverty, women fleeing violence, single parents, elderly and disabled people.