Youngsters at an Aberdeenshire nursery have raised more £2,000 for two local charities.
Staff and pupils at O’Joz Nursery in Insch held a series of fundraisers, ranging from a bake sale to a sponsored pyjama day, over the last six months.
Parents also got involved by donating items that were then put into hampers and sold by the nursery – helping to smash their initial £500 target.
They managed to raise more than £1,200 in aid of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and the Archie Foundation, which provides help to sick children and their families.
And when bosses at Insch-based manufacturing, engineering and machining firm Fabritech UK heard about their efforts, they volunteers to match the funds – bringing the combined total to £2,248.
Nursery manager Karen Louw said: “Staff and parents decided to support the charities as they are both close to many people’s hearts. Our target was £500 so we were extremely pleased with how much we managed to raise in the end.
“We had a lot of fun thinking of ways to raise money and all the pupils put in a lot of hard work as well. These charities do so much good work in the local community and we felt it was only right that we try and give something back.”