An Aberdeen mum has launched a new charity aimed at supporting those in need.
Danielle Flecher-Horn, 31, of Kingswells, has founded AberNecessities hoping to provide essential items to families to allow them to care for babies and children.
The charity, which was launched at the Marcliffe Hotel last night, is now calling for donations of nappies, wipes and other toiletries which will be donated to families who cannot afford them.
Donations of toys, nearly-new clothes and equipment for children up to the age of 12 are also welcome.
Danielle, who is a mum to three-year-old Freddie and one-year-old Nancy, plans to liaise with professionals around the north-east to ensure supplies are distributed to those who are most in need.
She said: “This cause hits close to home for me both personally and professionally as it was heartbreaking to see families without essential items. When my children were born it was horrible to hear that families were struggling, and I wanted to do something to help.
“After the initial fundraising and seeing the difference it made, I wanted to take our support to the next level.
“We have been so fortunate to have the support of many individuals and organisations who are helping us in a variety of ways.
“For instance, a knitting group has been formed where group of our volunteers meet up on a weekly basis with all knitted donated to babies. It’s an extra special way to help.”
The charity has secured premises in Dyce where volunteers will be able collate, organise and distribute donated items. Items can also be dropped off at The Dolphin Fish and Chip shops in Kincorth, Hazlehead and Chapel Street.
Danielle plans to continue fundraising to allow it to respond to calls from health or social care organisations who are working with families in crisis.
She added: “All we ask is that the goods supplied are in a condition you would be happy for your own children to wear or use.”