Local community play their part in £1000 challenge for charity

Inverurie Aldi store manager Rhona Hunter Bare All for Brain Tumours secretary Debbie Paterson.
Inverurie Aldi store manager Rhona Hunter Bare All for Brain Tumours secretary Debbie Paterson.

Members of the community have been raising thousands of pounds for a brain tumour charity.

Brain tumour research received a £30,000 boost after the Touch of Silver Summer Ball was held in The Thainstone Exchange in the summer.

This led to fundraising group Bare All for Brain Tumours setting a challenge to the public to raise £1000 in one year to contribute to much needed funds for the Friends of the Neuro Ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The first to rise to the challenge, selling his Suzuki Quad bonus ball style, was Ross McGhie who donated £1075 to the group.

Trena McDonald added another £1045 to the kitty when she organised a sleepover at The Greenview Centre Bowling Club in Rothienorman where friends were pampered during a “Girls Night In”.

Debbie Paterson - long time friend of the group’s treasurer Dawn Smith - organised a two minute pre-Chirstmas Trolley Dash at the Aldi store in Inverurie. Raffle tickets sold for £1 each along with donations took in £1429.42 for the charity.

Store manager Rhona Hunter drew Karin Hill as the lucky winner.

Bare All for Brain Tumours founder Carolyn Pierpont said: “We are so grateful for the generosity of local people and for the huge support of all the dedicated volunteers who raise money and awareness on our behalf. Our charity continues to expand but we always need new members to come forward and pledge to raise funds to help our cause.

“If you’re up for the challenge, get in touch with us! Our commitment to you is that we will help you through the entire process, offering guidance and encouragement in reaching your target”.

If you would like to take part in the “£1000 Challenge” of your own contact the team by emailiing info@bareallforbraintumours.co.uk.