For most children, waking up to Christmas presents is a highlight of the year.
But 12-year-old Caleb Middleton, from Udny Green, has requested that his family and friends don’t buy him gifts, but donate to a cancer charity instead.
He is taking part in the Human Anchor of Light candle-lit vigil in memory of his mum, who died of the disease when he was four.
Caleb said: “I wanted to get involved to support people who are going through what I went through with my mum, while paying a special tribute to her.
“By supporting it we are helping as many people as possible.”
On Sunday, people will join together on the green in the form of an anchor.
The event, organised by Kilted Chef Craig Wilson, will raise money for the Friends of ANCHOR charity and will include a “service of hope” with performers including Susan Boyle.
Mr Wilson hopes to raise £50,000 in recognition of the charity’s 20th anniversary year.