Mary and friends set to serve home treats once again

A MORAY WOMAN who invited people into her own home for a cuppa and some home baking last summer is to repeat the exercise later this month.

Mary Kinnaird took the unusual step in 2016 as she wished to find some personal way of thanking staff at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin who cared for her as she received dialysis treatment.

The Dr Gray’s unit is regarded as a ‘satellite’ from the main unit for north east patients at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and provides dialysis treatment to eight patients at a time as well as providing two consultant clinics each month.

Mary was able to present £1100 to the Renal Unit at Dr Gray’s last year.

Mary said at the time: “While I always try to educate people about kidney disease, I thought that if I had one event this would perhaps give more focus to the cause.”

Her ‘focus’ was superbly well received by local people who called at her home on Woodland Walk in Lossiemouth – and when their donations were taking into account a cheque for £1100 was presented to the Renal Unit.

Now Mary is set to do it all again – and so will open the doors at Woodland Walk on July 15 from 12noon – and to make sure people call in at the right place it will again be marked by colourful balloons!

Mary told insideMoray: “We will be serving teas and coffees with lots of cakes and fresh hot pancakes. We will also have a raffle, an instant raffle and a cake and candy stall.

“All are welcome and we will tie balloons from back and front garden fences to make it easy for folk to find us. I do hope the weather is good.”