North-east couple donate £3,500 to GP surgery to mark wedding anniversary

Buchan Braes
Buchan Braes

A North-east couple presented a medical group with more than £3,000 to mark their wedding anniversary.

When Betty and Jimmy Forrester, from Ellon, celebrated their 50 years of marriage, they asked family and friends to make donations instead of giving them gifts.

The couple held a party at the Buchan Braes Hotel in Boddam and guests were invited to make donations in a special box.

Betty said: “We didn’t need anything so we decided to collect money for the surgery.

“We are delighted with the amount raised, it’s a worthwhile cause and the surgery staff can get something that they need.”

They presented Cruden Medical Group in Hatton with £3,500 and staff at the surgery have used part of the money to buy a new spirometer.

The piece of equipment, used to test lung capacity, is portable, which enables doctors and nurses to take it with them when visiting patients who are unable to travel to the surgery.

Nurse Angela James said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Betty, Jimmy and their friends and family. We wish to thank them all. We really appreciate it.”