A North-east restaurant has marked its birthday by handing more than £35,000 to a cancer charity.
Eat on the Green, which is celebrating its 14th year, passed on the cash to Friends of ANCHOR.
The donation followed the Anchor of Light event in December, run by the eatery in Udny Green, near Ellon.
Hundreds of people from across the region joined the candle-lit event to create “a symbol of hope, strength and solidarity against cancer”, while raising funds.
The event included a Service of Hope in Udny Green Church, where global superstar Susan Boyle wowed crowds singing a medley of songs – including I Dreamed A Dream, which she sang on Britain’s Got Talent.
Kilted chef Craig Wilson, proprietor of the restaurant, said: “It was my dream to give people the opportunity to come together in a show of unity and respect, and we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support we received.
“It was a very inspiring and emotional afternoon and having Susan Boyle perform was fantastic.
“To raise £35,000 for Friends of ANCHOR, from this event, is truly phenomenal.
“The money will help them continue to support patients in the ANCHOR unit and support its Dream Big appeal, which aims to recruit a world-class cancer research team to Aberdeen.
“Friends of ANCHOR is a cause which is very close to my heart and since we began supporting them three years ago, the total money we have raised has reached £80,000.
“We are extremely grateful to everyone who has walked through the door at Eat on the Green and got behind our events and fundraising initiatives to enable us to pledge this massive sum.”
James Milne, chairman of Friends of ANCHOR, said: “For Craig and the team to raise as much as they have these last three years is outstanding.
“(It’s) an example of local supporting local at its best. The huge success of Anchor of Light event at Christmas was a beautiful and fitting finale to a three-year partnership we were very lucky to have with Eat on the Green.”