Over £1k donated at Bennachie fundraiser

Visitors reach the Tea at the Tap table inside the Iron Age fort
Visitors reach the Tea at the Tap table inside the Iron Age fort

A pop-up cafe held near the peak of Bennachie at the weekend has raised over £1,000 for charity.

The fundraiser ‘Tea at the Tap’ was held on Sunday, August 7 in aid of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

Michelle Clarkson organised the event to help raise funds for the charity as her ten-year-old niece Chloe Greig lives with type 1 diabetes.

Speaking afterwards Michelle said: “Due to very high winds at the top making Mither Tap dangerous we set up inside the Iron Age fort, almost at the top.

“We were amazed at the amount of people who turned up to support us, there was a steady flow of customers for at least six hours.

“On our first descent we were met by streams of people, both known and unknown, whom were carrying supplies up for us from the car where Chloe’s grandparents, Gordon and Cathleen Greig, were waiting to help us reload the rucksacks.

“We received an unbelievable amount of homebakes, most of which sold on the day but what was left was re-bagged and kindly accepted by Harbro and Pelikan to sell on in their canteens.”

The Tea at the Tap event raised a total of £1,420.

Michelle added: “We feel truly thankful to all involved, it was a very special day.

“We met some fantastic people and it felt humbling to see other JDRF supporters turn up in their fundraising t-shirts.”