Remembrance firepits created by Sellar Engineering raise money for Royal British Legion and PoppyScotland
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A HUNTLY firm has engineered a poignant funding boost for the Royal British Legion and PoppyScotland.
Sellar Engineering came up with a novel way to raise some much needed money for the two organisations with coronavirus continuing to have an impact on their fundraising.
The firm has designed and crafted two special Remembrance firepits which it is raffling off.
So far, the effort has raised more than £1000 and people have until tomorrow to make a donation for their chance to win one of the unique firepits.
Josh Lee, son of company director Stephen Lee, designed the Remembrance-themed creations, which took around four hours to manufacture.
"We produce custome fire pits so we thought it would be a good idea to do something for Remembrance, particularly as their fundraising has been hit by coronavirus," said Josh.
The firepits take the Lest We Forget theme and feature poppies around the bottom, with two soldiers firing a canon, another kneeling on a cross and another firing a gun.
Josh said it took a morning to design the feature and then a few hours to make it a reality.
The company, based on the Steven Road industrial estate, employs seven people and deals mainly in agricultural engineering, with some oil and food industry work as well. Its origins date back to around 1820.
"We have also made some steel poppies and we have been giving people a free miniature tommy (soldier) for every five they bought."
An online raffle for one of the firepits will see proceeds go direct to the Royal British Legion, with another raffle in the factory for local entries being split between PoppyScotland and the Royal British Legion.
People have until 3.30pm tomorrow to enter the prize draws and you can find out more at the company's Facebook page - Sellar Engineering Ltd.