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Banff fire crew's Christmas collection supports charities

By Kyle Ritchie

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Banff fire station's Christmas charity collection raised more than £2,200.

Santa and the fire crew toured the community in the days running up to the big day to collect money for the various charities they were supporting.

In a statement online a Banff fire station spokesman said: "After a year of uncertainty and tough times for everyone, we were delighted to be allowed to complete our yearly Christmas tour.

"We accepted that this year would be different but we wanted to bring some joy to the community and spread some festive cheer.

Santa and the Banff fire crew toured the community just before Christmas.
Santa and the Banff fire crew toured the community just before Christmas.

"We were truly blown away by the support from you all and we are incredibly grateful we managed to raise a whopping £2,246."

The charities that will receive a share of the funds are The Fire Fighters Charity; The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust; Friends of Chalmers Hospital; Whitehills Community Hub; Deveronvale Community Hub; Deveron Community Christmas Association; Eve Rose Foundation; and Scooby’s After School Club.

The spokesman added: "Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who donated.

"We look forward to seeing you all again this Christmas, but in the meantime please stay home, protect the NHS, save lives."

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