Cops walk Broch to Ballater for Kilimanjaro climb

Ian Kennedy, Scott Massie and Alan Low outside the Station Hotel in Fraserburgh
Ian Kennedy, Scott Massie and Alan Low outside the Station Hotel in Fraserburgh

Three men have walked from Fraserburgh to Ballater raising money for Fraserburgh pupils World Challenge trip to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro.

Peterhead Sergeant Scott Massie, Ellon Constable Alan Low and Peterhead Community Warden Ian Kennedy set out on the walk to raise money for Broch Academy pupils including Mr Low’s daughter Jordyn McKenzie.

Jordyn and her fellow Challengers will embark on a trip to Tanzania in 2017 where they will they will help local communities with projects to enhance their education and way of life.

The Academy students will then take on the daunting task of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sergeant Massie said: “They’re going to do charity work for a week and then they are going to climb Kilimanjaro, so we’re raising money for the youngsters.

“It’s a great chance for them, it really is. It’s a healthy interest for them and something worthwhile.”

The three men set out from Fraserburgh on Friday and finished up in Ballater on Sunday, though Sergeant Massie was unable to complete the final leg of the journey.

The trio decided to embark on their walk for the pupils after completing a similar walk last year.

Sergeant Massie said: “We done a big walk last year and we were planning another big walk so we thought it would be good to do it for something worthwhile.”

To sponsor the World Challenge 2017 trip you can visit Mr Low’s page at www.gofundme.com/29qnv9hq or pick up a sponsor sheet at Peterhead or Fraserburgh police stations.