Peterhead Lido fun day in aid of injured player Daniel

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A PLANNED fundraiser by members of Peterhead Rugby Club, in aid of injured team-mate Daniel Gallagher, has spiralled into a whole day of events with the local community coming together to aid the cause.

The Daniel Gallagher Fun Day will be held at the town’s Lido on Sunday, May 6, and will run from 12 noon.

Daniel’s team mates initiated the fundraiser by organising a bay swim on the day to help support Daniel and his family after a horror smash on the Isle of Arran left the 22-year-old in a critical condition, with doctors having to amputate both of his legs.

The 20-strong team will take to the water in Borat-style mankinis in a bid to raise at least £2,000. Since then, however, a number of events have been planned to co-incide with the swim, and it has now evolved into The Daniel Gallager Fun Day.

There will be a marquee throughout the afternoon selling teas, coffees and eats, while for the kids there will be a bouncy castle, courtesy of GG Inflatables.

Disco music will be provided by Stewart and Scott Wood - weather permitting, while Peterhead Rugby Club will also host a barbecue. There will be face-paining, a beat-the-goalie competition and sponge-throwing and there will be bottle stalls, home bakes and a toffee stall.

Peterhead Jogscotland will be organising a 3k, 6k or 10k walk, jog or run, starting at 1.30pm in aid of the fund.

Entry is by donation only and money can be given on the day. Registration for the races will take place from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.The sponsored swim is at 3pm.