An Aberdeenshire-based charity which has supported people in Nepal for years is holding a ceilidh to raise funds for shelters as part of earthquake relief efforts in the country.
The event, in Kemnay Village Hall next Friday, is being organised by Huntly-based Himalayan Initiatives in the wake of the devastating tremor which struck the country last month.
The charity was set up by Huntly GPs Jane Lockyer and David Aston who have been travelling to Nepal for years.
The organisation has helped to regenerate disadvantaged communities, but shifted its focus to relief efforts following the 7.8-magnitude quake which struck the country on April 25.
The natural disaster killed more than 6,000 people and injured a further 14,000.
Two bands, the Broadbay Ceilidh Band and Paradise Express, will play at the Kemnay event.
Ceilidh organiser, Rob McKay, has been to Nepal with the charity in the past.
The retired RGU social work lecturer, 64, from Kemnay, said: “Basically we want to raise as much as possible. If we can raise £500 for the night we’d be happy with that.
“What we are doing now is for earthquake relief, building temporary shelters using local wood for people who lost their houses.”
A live auction of Nepalese goods will be held on the night.
Doors to the event will open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and can be bought from the The Hair Shop, Kemnay, or the village’s library.
Donations can be made at: http://www.himalayaninitiatives.co.uk/#!donate/c1ghi