It isn’t every day that you answer your door to find people offering you money – but that’s exactly what happened to Laurencekirk Scout Group chairperson Avril Nicoll when Lily Barnett and Cathy McLean came by!
The two ladies are well known in Laurencekirk for supporting charitable causes. This latest gift was £200 towards the Laurencekirk Scout Hut refurbishment fund, from the proceeds of a Stovie Dance in the Masonic Hall. Local man Stuart Saunders is also benefiting from a contribution towards his fund for a new wheelchair.
Lily and Cathy explained that they had simply set out to arrange an enjoyable social evening for friends rather than a fundraiser. The event proved much more successful than they expected, and they hope to repeat it in future. Avril said, “Laurencekirk is extremely fortunate in having people like Lily and Cathy who do so much to support and contribute to the local community. This donation was a lovely surprise and a very welcome addition to our Scout Hut refurbishment fund.”