Group beast their target for cancer charity

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A team from Peterhead’s Dales Engineering Services took on one of the North East’s most gruelling adventure runs recently to raise record funds for a local charity.

The team of 26 are celebrating raising the highest Friends of ANCHOR team figure for a mud run this year.

The group presented Friends of ANCHOR with a cheque for £13,096.87 which will go directly to North-east cancer care at the ANCHOR Unit based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The team took on the Banchory Beast 10k in honour of company director, Charlie Lawson, who lost his brave fight to cancer in April of this year.

Made up of his colleagues, friends and family, the team chose Friends of ANCHOR in appreciation of the care that Charlie received at the ANCHOR Unit, during his treatment and final weeks.

Operations director Kevin Thomson said: “The Banchory Beast 10k was a fantastic opportunity for us to rally together to raise funds for a great local charity.

“Doing it for a cause that’s so close to all our hearts gave us a real drive and determination to give it our best shot and raise as much as we could for Friends of ANCHOR.”

“After losing Charlie to cancer, we felt passionate about doing our bit to help raise money for others facing this terrible disease.

“We know that every single penny of the £13,000 will go straight to caring for others fighting cancer in the North-east and the difference that will make will be a lasting legacy to Charlie.”

The donation will be invested into Friends of ANCHOR’s three main areas of support in the procurement of non-NHS provided equipment for the ANCHOR unit, additional care, comfort and support for ANCHOR patients and vital ground-breaking cancer research projects at the University of Aberdeen Institute of Medical Science.

Sarah- Jane Hogg, PR and Fundraising Manager for Friends of ANCHOR said: “To have raised the staggering sum of £13,000 is tremendous.

“That level of generosity and support is a real testament to Charlie and the impact his loss has had on so many.

“Raising such a significant amount will help us to continue the fight against cancer and offer the support, treatment and care needed for those going through treatment at the ANCHOR Unit.”