Ellon girls play their part in supporting homeless charity

Girls supporting Aberdeen Cyrenians
Girls supporting Aberdeen Cyrenians

Two Ellon girls have played their part in helping raise over £500 for charity.

The Ellon Primary pupils used their musical talents last weekend at a St Andrew’s day busking event for the homeless charity, Aberdeen Cyrenians.

Ariana Black and Rachel Havlin, who are also members of the Ythan Fiddlers, played a selection of Scottish and Christmas tunes at the Trinity Centre on Saturday.

This was the first busking day the charity has held but it went so well, it may well become an annual event on their calendar.

As well as a programme of music from 10am to 4pm, there was a giant Christmas pudding, donated by Hudsons Catering on display where shoppers could donate a pound and guess its weight, or there was the chance to stir a Christmas pudding mix and make a wish.

A range of musicians volunteered their time to make the day possible.

These ranged from schools to professional musicians, individuals and who know about busking.

The money raised will go towards Aberdeen Cyrenians Christmas and Beyond appeal.

Anyone who would like to support it can donate online at www.justgiving.com/Christmasandbeyond.