A PETERHEAD skipper is encouraging locals to support their local branch of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen by taking part in a fundraiser later this year.
Jimmy Buchan, skipper of the Amity II, wants folk to sign up for this year’s Edinburgh Marathon/half marathon to raise funds for this worthy organisation.
Speaking to the Buchanie, Mr Buchan said: “I’m sure folk in Peterhead are more than aware of the difficulties facing the Scottish fishing industry.
“While more boats are being decommissioned, leaving men out of work, some families struggle to make ends meet.
“There is one organisation our fishermen and their families can turn to for support and that’s the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen - the Fishermen’s Mission.
“The Mission has been providing a whole range of emergency and welfare services to our fishing communities for over 130 years. But now the charity needs our help if it is to keep its head above water,” he said.
“They are looking for runners to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon/Half Marathon, to raise funds for its welfare and emergency services.
“They have got guaranteed places, so if you would like to support the Fishermens Mission, call 0800 634 1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,” he added.