Organisers of a toy bank set up to ease the pressure on struggling families at Christmas are searching for a new base.
The Banff Toy Bank was a huge success last year, with scores of toys donated to help local families.
Now the team behind the scheme are on the hunt for a new premises.
Mother-of-two Naomi Earsman set up the toy bank last Christmas after discovering there was nowhere local for her to donate to.
She ran the scheme with the backing of Banff Playgroup, and operated it from River Church alongside their foodbank.
This year however, she is hoping to find a space where the toys can be out all the time.
She said: “Due to lack of space we had to move all the items we had been kindly donated up and down stairs to have it on display each time we were open which was hard work.
“This year our hope is really to find somewhere where items can be left out and if possible on display so that people can see some of what we have at all times.
“It means it’s less limiting for people who can’t manage along in the times we are open and they can contact us via messenger if there is anything they would like laid aside.”
The toy bank accepts donations of new or second-hand toys in good condition suitable for ages zero to teenagers, as well as books and cosy clothing.
Mrs Earsman said: “Last year was good, we had loads and loads of donations.
“Collection was a bit slow to start with but picked up the closer we got to Christmas and in the end we handed out lots of toys.
“It was a great feeling knowing that we’d helped people out.
“We’re hoping it’s as popular if not more so this year, and would ideally like involvement from social work and other agencies who can make people aware of what we are doing especially families that would really benefit.”
To get involved with the toy bank, offer a venue suggestion or to find out more information message the Banff Toy Bank Facebook page.