An Aberdeen community centre has launched a GoFundMe campaign to continue the vital services it provides.
Inchgarth Community Centre is looking to raise around £8,000 to help the vulnerable in Garthdee.
Services include pensioners’ entertainment, activities for the disabled and classes for children.
Community centre chairman Paul O’Connor said: “We are looking for anyone to donate, even if it was just a pound that someone could afford.
“When you get down to the nitty and gritty of it we are looking to help the most vulnerable in our community.
“We are helping the socially isolated – if they can’t get out of the house they can get depressed and end up at the doctor more and there can be a real knock-on effect.
“I would say for the first time in around 20 years we are reaching out and saying if you care about the disabled, children and the elderly then we can all do something about it.”
Around £1,000 per year is needed to cover the cost of the children’s playpark. That pays for necessary safety checks the centre must do by law.
Christmas might be more than five months away but Inchgarth needs to raise £1,700 ahead of the festive season to take dozens of residents to the panto.
The campaign comes after Inchgarth made a plea for volunteers, which was previously highlighted by the Evening Express.
The centre is looking for people to help with the beginner computing classes it offers to sheltered housing complexes in the area.
Anyone interested in supporting the appeal can donate by visiting www.gofundme.com/2efape4