Residents of a north-east street have raised £7,600 towards a playground for children with additional needs.
Every year people living on Malcolm’s Way in Stonehaven transform their street into a winter wonderland and accept donations from passers-by.
This year the cash was handed over to Friends of Carronhill School and will be used to purchase equipment to help youngsters to be able to play in a safer environment.
The group’s aim is to raise £40,000 to pay for a wheelchair-accessible playground at the school.
The residents’ donation of £7,634 will be used to pay for a sensory board.
Among the other features the friends want to pay for is a wheelchair-friendly swing and roundabout which costs about £22,500 in total.
Carolyn McCombie, 32, one of the parents on the fundraising committee for the friends group, said: “It’s just absolutely brilliant. The fundraising is a huge help for the playground and we are excited that Malcolm’s Way residents have chosen us once again as their charity.”
The lights event was first organised six years ago by Patricia Bruce along with her late husband Tom, who died in 2015.
The couple first raised money for the new Kincardine Hospital dialysis unit in the town.
She said she had been “overwhelmed” by the level of support over the festive period.
“It’s amazing to me. it just shows that people care and lots of people were willing to make this playground a reality for these kids.”