A Moray charity will celebrate its 140th anniversary next weekend by inviting the region’s youngsters to a historic estate for some fairytale fun.
Children are being encouraged to dress up as their favourite fairytale and superhero characters for the Aberlour Children’s Charity event at Ballindalloch Castle next Saturday.
The costumed youngsters will take part in a sponsored 2K walk through an enchanted forest at the site, with activities and sing-alongs along the way.
Aberlour’s senior fundraising executive Lydia Fyall said: “We can’t wait to see all the children in their costumes, and there will be lots of fun activities for families to enjoy in the perfect fairytale setting of Ballindalloch Castle.
“Funds raised on the day will help us to continue supporting vulnerable children and families across Scotland.”
The fun day will run from 1pm to 5pm.
This week the childcare charity was rewarded for the sterling work its volunteers carry out.
The Aberlour Childcare Trust was established in the Speyside town in 1875, and it now provides help to over 6,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable youngsters from 40 centres around the country.
This week it was awarded a special ‘investing in volunteers’ status.
Aberlour has more than 200 volunteers, with further roles including mentors who support young people affected by their parents’ drug and alcohol use, befrienders who provide positive role models for children who have experienced trauma, and family support volunteers who assist parents with learning difficulties.
Aberlour chief executive SallyAnn Kelly said: “Volunteers are so important to Aberlour, as they bring huge amounts of commitment and passion, and they help us reach more children, young people and their families across the country.