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Friends Of The Den appeal for donations

By Kirsty Brown

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A community group which normally focusses its efforts on improving the life of Turriff's youngest residents and visitors is utilising its time in lockdown to lend a hand to a different generation of locals.

Friends Of The Den formed in 2018 with the aim of improving the town's main playpark in the Haughs, known locally as The Den, however much of their activity has been forced to take a step back as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The group's secretary Rebekah Beats has been involved with making scrubs bags for frontline staff, and through her involvement with this she learned more about the impact that the nationwide lockdown is having on those in the local hospital and residential facilities.

Learning that, due to families being unable to visit, some people are starting to run short on various items including basic toiletries, the Friends Of The Den decided that they wanted to rally round and help out where they can.

The group are now appealing for the communities support in helping it's most vulnerable members during the pandemic.

Primarily they are looking for donations of the following items:

  • shower gel
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • deoderant
  • disposable razors and shaving foam
  • spare clothes
  • sweets
  • CDs, particularly those with music pre-dating the 1960's.

Anybody who is able to help is asked to contact Friends Of The Den through their Facebook page or by e-mailing friendsoftheden@gmail.com, and a safe collection or drop-off will be organised.

The list will continue to be updated dependent on the needs of the facilities being supported, and for the most up to date list you should check Friends Of The Den's Facebook page.

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