A CHRISTMAS charity campaign has been launched by a restaurant to support cancer patients.
Festival of Hope is a new initiative by Eat on the Green to mark its long-term backing of Friends of Anchor.
As part of the campaign, Christmas trees now adorn the outside of the restaurant.
Diners can hang their “ropes of hope” on them and then post a #ropeofhope selfie on social media.
Craig Wilson, owner of Eat on the Green, said: “It would be great to see lots of people in the North-east, and afar, join the campaign.
“Your message of hope could be for a loved one who is fighting cancer or an illness, your aspiration for 2016, your hope for your family, friends or favourite footy team next year, or simply your hope for a white Christmas.”
The owner of the Udny Green restaurant urged people to get involved by donating £5 to the North-east charity.
Friends of Anchor supports the Anchor unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which is the main cancer and haematology care facility in the region.
Fundraising manager for the charity Sarah-Jane Hogg said: “It is a real privilege to have Eat on the Green’s passionate support year-after-year but this campaign is particularly special for us.
“December is a month where the restaurant could be pushing commercial messages but instead it has chosen to champion the cause of Friends of Anchor and in the true spirit of the season, generously give its resources and time to help a worthy cause.”