Kintore girls in good voice

Kintore youngsters who raised charity money by carol-singing
Kintore youngsters who raised charity money by carol-singing

CHRISTMAS may be over but three young Kintore girls are already making plans for next festive season.

Nine-year-olds Neve Young, Ellie Clarke, Hannah Douglas raised £70.14p by carol-singing in their neighbourhood, and the cash will go to the ARCHIE Foundation, the official charity of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

The youngsters, all P5 pupils at Kintore School, donned Santa hats and tinsel to call on friends and relatives for their venture.

Neve said: “We wanted to raise some money and decided on carol-singing. We didn’t expect to raise as much as £70.”

Neve’s father, Scott, a local vet, is also gathering money for the ARCHIE Foundation by growing a beard from Christmas Day until Burn’s Night on January 25 as part of the Beard for Bairns fundraiser.

Her mother, Sandra, said: “The girls did really well with their carol-singing. They decided they wanted to do some fundraising and with Scott taking part in the Beards for Bairns, they opted for the ARCHIE Foundation. He has already raised £400.

“Ellie’s mum acted as chaperone and we were amazed at how much they raised. The girls are already thinking ahead to next Christmas and what they can do.”

The youngsters may bring some festive cheer by visiting a residential home with homebakes for the residents.