Forfar staff raising dough with recipe book

Staff who contributed to a charity a recipe book at Forfar's Harbro Country store were pictured on Monday at the book launch which marks their 40th anniversary.
Staff who contributed to a charity a recipe book at Forfar's Harbro Country store were pictured on Monday at the book launch which marks their 40th anniversary.

Staff at Harbro Country Store have whipped up a recipe book in order raise some dough for charity as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.

To mark their 40 years, Harbro is aiming to raise £40,000 for charities.

Those set to benefit are Kidney Kids Scotland, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), British Heart Foundation and North-east Scotland based CLAN.

Joyce Mitchell from the Forfar store said: “Compiling the book was more work that we had anticipated but we are really pleased with the end result. It has been well received and sales are going well.”

In addition to a number of events, staff were challenged to help raise funds for these charities and also to nominate a local one which would receive half of what they raised. Maggie’s Centre Dundee was chosen by the Forfar staff and so half of the proceeds will go to this organisation.

Joyce added: “Every one of us here in Forfar knows someone who has been affected by cancer and so our decision to choose Maggie’s Dundee as our charity was unanimous.”

The book contains over 100 recipes donated by staff and customers and is available for £7 from the Forfar Country Store on Queenswell Road.

It is also available from other Harbro branches throughout Scotland.

Fundraising has been taking place at shows and events over the anniversary year and will culminate with a 40th anniversary ball in May at Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie, and a farm walk in June.