An oil and gas firm has helped people with life-challenging conditions by donating nearly £20,000 to charity.
Cornerstone Connects Stonehaven (CCS) supports 35 people and also has a shop specialising in Fair Trade.
Money gifted to the Cornerstone Foundation will go to a new social hub offering activities for people with disabilities and dementia.
The donation from Nexen will allow the team to put more time towards developing the activities it offers.
CCS team leader Adele Mackie said: “We worked hard to bring CCS to life and the support we have received from Nexen will allow us to focus on making a bigger difference within the community.”
Nexen’s managing director Ray Riddoch added: “We’re very proud of the work they do.”
A dog walk is to take place near Aboyne to raise money for an animal rescue charity.
The event will take place at Deeside Activity Park on Sunday at 11am.
The entry fee will be £5 and all funds raised will go to the Scottish SPCA.
Scottish SPCA superintendent Sharon Comrie said: “We are very grateful for events like these, organised by our dedicated and generous supporter groups, as they make a real difference and help us continue rescuing abused, abandoned and injured animals across Scotland.”