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Scout's crisps raise a packet

By Chris Cromar

The Scouts with just some of their collected crisp packets.
The Scouts with just some of their collected crisp packets.

INVERURIE Scout Group have been truly amazed at the amount of empty crisp packets donated following their appeal which started in July.

The group are a collection point for the Crisps for Helimed 79 scheme which is recycling crisp bags to fundraise to bring Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance to Aberdeen in 2020.

Jackie McBeath, a volunteer with the Inverurie Scout Group, said: "This will be a great local asset for life-saving services in our area that we are proud to support.

"We are also very aware of the environmental issues affecting us globally and are delighted to be able to do a little to help the world we live in."

Cubs decided to build a crisp mountain to show the amount of bags that they have collected and have been prevented from going to landfill.

These have now been boxed up and are on there way to the charity and Jackie is hoping that this is the group's "first of many donations".

She also said: "Not only have our Cubs, Beavers, Scouts and Explorers' families been collecting, we have also had amazing support from local companies following our press coverage."

She also thanked those that has donated on their behalf.

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