Mums join forces to organise childrens party for Olivia fund

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Two local mums have joined forces to organise a childrens party to raise funds for Olivia Downie.

Michelle Bolt of Rosehearty and Susan Strachan of Fraserburgh have been “shocked” by how quickly tickets sold, selling 100 tickets in two days.

They told the Herald: “We have a waiting list of people wanting to attend, should anyone drop out.”

The party due to be held at the Fordyce Street Hall in Rosehearty on Saturday, February 26 from 1pm to 4pm promises to be a fantastic day with a disco and face painters and a variety of stalls including home bakes, candy and bottle stalls as well as raffles with fantastic prizes.

The duo explained that they are still looking for help to set up the hall before and after the party as well as donations for the stalls and raffle prizes.

They continued: “We have had a wonderful response for the event so far and a few local shops have given us some lovley prizes for the raffles although we would appreciate any additional help from local individuals or buisnesses.

“Many local businesses have already made donations, Coco Sweet Cupcakery are donating cup cakes with Olivia’s logo on them, The Rosehearty Spar are donating all the crisps and juice for the children, TopGun Disco are donating the use of their equipment together with a DJ for the afternoon and Buchan Chemicals are donating cups and plates.

“Raffles have been donated by many local shops including Vanity, Curves, Funky Accessories, Kutting Korner, Divas, Farmfoods, McIntosh Butchers and the Fish Place.”

“We have children the same age as Olivia, like all parents we would fight tooth and nail for our kids and would like to think the local community woud get behind us.

“We really just wanted to do anything we can to help the family and let them know we all care,” they said.

The duo also hope to organise a charity car wash in the near future and are looking for volunteers to assist. If you can offer any assistance with either of these events contact Michelle on 07818093867.