A charity walk in Kemnay organised in aid of CLAN Cancer Support has raised over £21,000.
The Purple Walk, a 10k walk around Kemnay, including the Place of Origin, took place on Sunday, September 4, and 390 people took part, double the amount organiser Alison Brown had anticipated.
Alison said: “It turned out to be an amazing event. The community spirit was so high and it was a beautiful day.
“It began with my welcome speech, my nephew Ross playing the pipes and then a warm-up by Shona Burrows.
“The 10k walk then commenced and the village was buzzing, it was great to see.”
Alison added: “Local residents came out of their homes to cheer us on too.
“Afterwards the walkers were welcomed back to the Bennachie Lodge hotel where they were given a free burger supplied by A&G Collie Butcher.”
This was the first event Alison had organised, as she explained: “This is something I’ve always wanted to do but always thought it was beyond my capabilities.
“I am just a normal mum of two young boys and never thought it possible, so this was my first.”
“I’ve had the most amazing positive feedback about The Purple Walk that I feel I should definitely consider one for 2017.”
CLAN Cancer Support is a well-established charity that provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
It has centres in Inverurie, Banchory, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Stonehaven.