Malcolm’s Way residents in Stonehaven have been praised by a local MSP after raising over £7600 for charity.
Each year a number of residents living Malcolm’s Way put up a large Christmas light display in aid of charity, with this year’s donations going to Carronhill Playground Fund. The street was illuminated from
The light show happens annually and has to date raised £60,000 over the last five years to the benefit of good causes.
The residents were applauded by north-east MSP Liam Kerr as he tabled a motion at the Scottish Parliament congratulating them on their efforts.
Mr Kerr recently visited Patricia Bruce, one of the organisers of the annual Malcolm’s Way display, which attracted huge attention in the town over the festive period.
Along with her late husband Tom, who died in 2015, Patricia, 41, began the festive tradition when they moved to Stonehaven in 2009.
Carronhill Playground Fund was set up to raise money to buy accessible playground equipment for Carronhill School; giving every child the opportunity to play. They are looking to buy a wheelchair accessible swing and a wheelchair accessible roundabout with the funds raised.
The dazzling festive lights display in the street helped the group reach their £40,000 target, as of the 9th of January.
Speaking to Mearns Matters, Mr Kerr said: “Patricia and the local Stonehaven community are lighting the way to a playground that every child can enjoy.
“I am very impressed by the amount they have raised over the years and also by how they have transformed the road into a winter wonderland.”
Further information can be found on the Malcolms Way Christmas Lights Facebook page