A family jewellery business in Aberdeenshire is marking its 40th anniversary by aiming to raise £40,000 for charity.
Sinclairs in Inverurie was set up in 1975 by Tom and Helen Sinclair after they moved to the town from Shetland.
Their son Ian joined the business four years later and eventually took over when his parents retired in 1996.
His daughter Debbie joined him at the shop in 1997, where they both remain today.
Now the family has launched a fundraising campaign to celebrate their 40th year in business, and have nominated Befriend a Child and Clan Cancer Support to benefit.
They will host three events throughout the year, starting with a fashion show and afternoon tea at Meldrum House Hotel on Sunday.
Guests will enjoy fizz and treats as models take to the catwalk in the latest trends from local shops Fashionista, Vanity and Gibbs Menswear.
A charity golf day at Meldrum House Golf Club will be held on August 27, before the family host their anniversary ball at the Thainstone Exchange on October 31.
Ian said: “We’ve been thinking of ways to mark our 40th anniversary and we really wanted to help give back something to the community that we’ve been a part of for so long.
“Befriend a Child is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and we know of Clan’s work through Inverurie, as well as through some of our family in Shetland using Clan Haven during treatment. We thought both would be a really nice fit for us.
“The events we have lined up really do have something for everyone, all of which will culminate in our anniversary ball in October.”
Money is already coming in for both causes, including £3,110 raised by Ian, his children Debbie and Martin and shop goldsmith Steve Martin when they completed the recent Run Garioch 10K.
The shop, which includes a jewellery, gift and watch department as well as a cafe and bistro, also has collection tins inside.
Susan Crighton, Clan’s fundraising manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful to be such a part of Sinclairs’ special year and we can’t thank them enough for selecting Clan to be a beneficiary of their year-long fundraising efforts.”
Lana Bambridge, development and resources manager at Befriend a Child, said: “This is an amazing milestone and achievement for the company and we’re grateful to be part of their very special celebrations.”
Tickets for all three events are available at the shop, by calling 07415660324 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org