Dougie stays poker-faced to win fundraising match

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A fundraising memorial poker tournament has raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Nurses.

The Harbour Lights bar in Peterhead initially staged a tournament held in memory of John Mckenzie (aka Bonnie Jonnie) who passed away six years ago.

The decision was taken to host a further tournament in 2013 which attracted more than 30 participants.

Organisers were delighted to announce that it raised the record sum of £3,421.

A spokesperson told us: “The cash has gone to the local Macmillan Nurses who did an absolutely outstanding job looking after John during his battle with cancer.

“This is our way of showing our thanks each year.”

The winner of the recent tournament was Dougie Craighead Jnr, with Murray Thomson taking runner-up spot and Stan Napier third.

The tournament is always very well supported by local businesses and individuals who donate prizes for the raffle including meal vouchers from the Shining Pearl and the Waverley, gift vouchers from Coral, The Blue Room, GG’s Taxis, Creative Style, as well as various bottles and many more prizes.

A massive thank you goes to each and every person who donated, bought raffles and supported the event as without the help of friends and family the event would not be such a success.

A special thank-you goes to the Harbour Lights who have hosted the event for the past three years with Ian Sangster giving up his time to provide a BBQ on the day of the event with the all proceeds also going to the charity.