A north-east MSP has commended those who raised more than £12,000 for a children’s charity in memory of their friend.
The group of friends from Banff raised the money for Aberdeen-based Charlie House in tribute to Andrew Stuart, who passed away in March 2018 following a tragic accident in America.
To mark the support given to the charity and the hard work of the group, they have been congratulated by north-east MSP Peter Chapman.
He said: “The various fundraising activities of Mr Stuart’s friends, as well as different organisations, have been fantastic and everyone deserves great credit for their work.
“It’s clear Mr Stuart was a very popular man and his legacy will continue to live on.
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“The work of Charlie House should also be congratulated and the charity is doing everything it can to ensure both parents and carers are supported through difficult times.
“The state-of-the-art facility which is being developed will be life-changing to users across the north-east.”
The group raised money through activities including horse racing, a raffle, lucky squares and a silent auction.
The money will go towards Charlie House’s Big Build Appeal, which aims to raise £8 million to create a specialist support centre at Woodend Hospital.