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Ellon pumpkin trail raises £1000 for NHS


By Kirsty Brown

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The Great Pumpkin Trail was a big hit in Ellon communities last week, raising £1000 for the NHS.

Around 170 homes and businesses across Ellon, Balmedie, Potterton, Behelvie and Newburgh decked their windows and gardens out with spooktacular displays as part of the event.

With final donations still coming in after Hallowe'en on Saturday the total made it to the four figure mark, doubling the organisers' original target for the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund.

The displays - which ranged from creepy to cute to creative, and included an array of carved and painted pumpkins as well as other spooky decor - were set up from Monday to Saturday (October 26-31), and at the weekend people were invited to vote for their favourite display from each community with the top scoring pumpkins winning a prize.

The winning displays were:

Balmedie - 11 (15 Pettens Street).

Belhelvie - 2.

Ellon - 22 (Ebrie Cottage).

Newburgh - 8 (6 Laverock Road).

Potterton - 18.

Some of the displays in Ellon:

The organisers have thanked everyone for their support and donations.

Anybody still wishing to donate can do so through the Justgiving page .



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