A supermarket donated £9,500 to three groups in an Aberdeenshire village.
For every shop by a Co-op member in Alford, from September last year to March, 1% per item and the 5p carrier bag duty went to a fund which would be given to three groups in the community.
Alford Playgroup, Alford Scout Group and Alford Car Transport Service all got more than £3,000 each from the Co-op.
John Howe, manager of the Co-op on Mart Road, said: “It is great for us to give something back to the community we work in and I hope the groups benefit from this money.”
Jackie Rae, manager at Alford Playgroup, said: “We received £3,069 which was much larger than we thought we would get.
“The money will go to garden equipment at the playgroup which is needed.”
Kenny Cumming, group Scout leader in Alford, said: “We are raising funds for a new Scout hall in conjunction with the Guides so the £3,160 we received will go towards that.
“We are in the initial stages so this will help to kick start out campaign.”
Ian Wright, chairman of Alford Car Transport Service, said: “We received £3,292 so it was really good to get this cash.
“We rely on donations like this as it keeps us running the service which helps people get to medical appointments.”