Record total raised at annual poker day

Everyone who attended the fundraising evening in aid of Macmillan Nurses.
Everyone who attended the fundraising evening in aid of Macmillan Nurses.

A Charity Poker Day, in memory of John Mckenzie (Bonnie Johnnie), was held at the Harbour Lights recently.

The annual event is held to raise funds for the Macmillan Nurses in Peterhead who did an outstanding job caring for John during his battle with cancer.

This memorial poker tournament is now in its seventh year and has raised a cumulative total of more than £16,000.

Each year the Macmillan Nurses are exceedingly grateful for the donation that is made, this money really can make a difference in the local community.

This event has become more successful each year it has been held with a record total of £4,400 being raised at the latest event.

The winner of the Bonnie Johnnie Poker Tournament 2014 was Ritchie Knight and the runner-up was Steven Wyllie. This year there were a total of 32 participants.

A huge thank you was expressed to all who contributed towards the success of the event, both organisers and participants.

This event is always well supported by local businesses who always give generously for all raffle prize donations.

A special thank you was given to the Harbour Lights management and staff for the work they do in hosting the event and donating all the food and running the BBQ at the event. It is through the continued support of the local community and businesses that an event such as this can be so successful year-on-year.

Here’s to another fantastic total in 2015!