Happy Plant donates cash to Anna Ritchie School

Sheena Ritchie, Happy Plant Gift and Garden Centre manager, hands over the cheque to Anna Ritchie School Class 4 pupils and parent council members
Sheena Ritchie, Happy Plant Gift and Garden Centre manager, hands over the cheque to Anna Ritchie School Class 4 pupils and parent council members

The Happy Plant Gift and Garden Centre in Mintlaw recently donated £1,000 to Anna Ritchie School.

The money was raised through the garden centre’s annual collection at its Christmas display.

Thanks to the generosity of their customers, The Happy Plant decided to donate the money to the Peterhead school.

Anna Ritchie School’s Parent Council members Marna McDonald and Cindy Buchan were delighted as this sum was exactly what they required to reach the target of £20,000 for new playground equipment.

From July to December 2014 they held several fundraisers including bag packing, win a teddy and hamper.

They also received several donations from local companies, totalling £9,000. Lottery funding of £10,000 was a great boost and the final £1,000 came as a lovely surprise from the Happy Plant customers and staff. Happy Plant manager Sheena Ritchie presented the cheque donation to Anna Ritchie School Class 4 pupils Leo, Stevie-Joe, Nasim, Corey, Mark and Alfie.