A truck-load of generosity from Moray residents is now on its way to Africa.
Hundreds of items – including computers, books, bikes and gardening tools – donated by kind-hearted locals have been packed up to be shipped to Sierra Leone.
Garmouth resident Lansana Bangura and his wife Moira have been collecting the items for 18 months to help farming and education in the African country that is still recovering from a civil war.
Mr Bangura said: “A lot of the electrical items are still working. Instead of them being scrapped here they can still be used in Sierra Leone. Everybody has been very supportive.”
Before the donations could begin their journey from the Mateiti Agricultural Development Project they needed to be packed onto fewer pallets to fit inside the lorry.
The 40ft container took its first steps to Africa by road from Garmouth to Grangemouth before arriving in the south of England. A ship will then take up the mantle during a four-week voyage to Africa.
Mr Bangura will fly to his home-country in September to meet the container when it arrives at the capital Freetown.
He said: “The most important thing is for me to be there when it gets there so I can make sure it goes to where it is supposed to. The next step of the project is to help schools by getting solar panels to reduce the cost of electricity.”