Ellon couple create Christmas wreaths for charity

An Ellon couple are working together to create festive wreaths that will be sold to raise money for charity.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 3:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:26 am
John Doherty with a completed wreath inside his shed

John and Caroline Doherty have been busy creating the wreaths since October and it is certainly a team effort to get them completed.

Speaking to the Times, Caroline said: “John used to make wreaths for a hobby many years ago, and last year he thought that he could do it in a bigger way and raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“Last year we made 149 wreaths and raised £1,449, we hope to be able to do the same this year.”

John constructs the wreaths from scratch inside his shed in their garden, while wife Caroline creates various bows and adds the final touches.

The wreaths will be available to purchase at the Ellon Farmers Market at Neil Ross Square this Saturday (November 26) from 9am until 2pm.

Caroline continued: “We won’t just sell them all there, people can phone if they are interested in buying one, those in Sheltered Housing in the town give us lots of support and we will also offer them to friends and family.”

The wreaths are priced at £12 each and if you can’t make it along to the Farmers Market this weekend but would still be interested in buying one, please phone 07548 173460.

Caroline added: “Every penny we receive from the sale of our wreaths goes to Cancer Research UK.”