A good Samaritan has raised almost £2,000 to help NHS staff at her local hospital.
Rona Mennie from Fraserburgh was inspired to create a fundraising page to help hard-pressed health workers after feeling “moved” by the bouts of applause which have erupted on streets across the UK in recent weeks.
After discussions with a nurse at Fraserburgh Hospital, she learned about the help that staff there need.
The tally rocketed to £440 in its first day and, after reaching out to local businesses, Mrs Rennie was able to nearly quadruple that sum.
Though mostly contributed by locals, some cash was pledged from as far away as Australia.
The money will be used to purchase Aveeno hand cream for the nurses as well as iPads which will help them “do their job quicker”.
Miss Mennie said: “They can also be used for patients in the hospital to have video calls with their families and friends as they can’t have visitors.”
And the remaining donations will be put towards making hampers with teas, coffee and sweets for the hospital staff and patients.
Donations can still be made online at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rona-mennie