New community group supported by donation
A new community group in Banff has been boosted by a donation that will help with its initial costs.
The Mixing Bowl has been formed by nursery nurses Kendra Hadden and Lindsay Michie from the health visiting team in in the town.
Its aim is to empower parents to cook healthier meals and to support and educate families with budgeting and food hygiene.
Muirden Energy, which runs a nearby wind farm, has donated £500 to the group to help get it started.
A spokeswoman for the company said: "The group is looking at holding classes at the moment in the Banff cluster.
"They will raise awareness of healthy eating, improve practical food skills, provide experience of using a wide range of easy to cook nutritional recipes, increase understanding of food labels and promote healthy lifestyle messages.
"The classes will also cover oral health and nutritional needs of children. The classes will run for eight week blocks and the aim is to commence in the new year.
"Our donation will help towards purchasing ingredients and utensils for the first block of classes and possibly towards any hired venues."