Group complete charity cycle

Susan Crighton from CLAN with Kenny Fowlie, Peter Fowlie , Fiona Fowlie, Morag Walker and Johnny Walker
Susan Crighton from CLAN with Kenny Fowlie, Peter Fowlie , Fiona Fowlie, Morag Walker and Johnny Walker

Four friends have successfully completed a 77 mile cycle ride in aid of CLAN Cancer Support.

Johnny Walker, Kenny Fowlie, Fiona Fowlie and Peter Fowlie cycled from Peterhead to Dyce and back again on Saturday, May 30.

Johnny said: “When my wife Morag was diagnosed with breast cancer last October, it was like a bolt out of he blue, all of a sudden nothing else seemed to matter except trying to do everything I could to help try to make her better.

“Morag was introduced to CLAN by one of her friends and decided to go along to her local CLAN centre in Peterhead where the kind volunteers there have helped her greatly, simply by going along and talking and having some treatments from Sarah has helped us deal with it all.

“The support they offer goes out to family members as well and I also went along with her to meet these kind people who give up their free time to help anyone who need it.

“I immediately wanted to try and do something to help them so this is when we decided to try and raise some cash to donate to them as they rely solely on donations and fund raising events to continue their work.

“By doing the cycle run was my way of contributing and giving back something for all the help they have given Morag.”

Kenny Fowlie joined Johnny and said: “We had a well-deserved celebration meal at the New Inn Hotel in Ellon afterwards, a fantastic end to a brilliant day.”

Fellow cyclist Fiona Fowlie added: “We decided to do something for charity because this is an activity we as a family enjoy to keep fit and healthy, and we felt very privileged to be able to do this small challenge for CLAN because they do so much to help cancer sufferers and their families through a very difficult time in their lives.”

Susan Crighton CLAN Aberdeen Fundraising Manager said: “We are delighted with the support that we have received from the team and congratulate them on completing such a challenge.

“Funds will go towards providing support and therapies in Peterhead where at the moment we are open two days per week.

“We are currently looking for new premises to meet with local demand and look forward to continuing to offer support to anyone affected by cancer in the Peterhead area.”

CLAN is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer and it aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For details call 01224 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org.