Poker event helps Macmillan Nurses

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A CHEQUE for almost £1,700 was handed over to Macmillan Nurses in Peterhead recently following a successful charity poker event held at the town’s Harbour Lights in memory of John McKenzie (aka Bonnie Jonnie).

The winner of the Memorial Shield was Dougie Craighead jnr, who is pictured with the trophy (bottom left), along with some of the individuals who supported and participated in the event.

The charity poker day is held annually in aid of the Macmillan Nurses in Peterhead in memory of Mr Mckenzie who passed away five years ago after a long battle with cancer.

His friends saw what a great job the Macmillan Nurses did for him during that time and decided to hold a memorial poker tournament to raise funds for them.

The event has always been very well supported by local businesses and locals who are always willing to show their generosity through the donations that are made as well as gifts for the raffle, including meal vouchers for the Waverley and Rocksley hotel, various bottles, gift vouchers from local bookmakers Coral and Davidsons and many more including two free haircuts from George Bremner.

A special thank you has been extended to the Harbour Lights which has hosted the event for the past two years and has provided a barbecue with all proceeds being donated to the charity.