Runner Andy says thanks after race night event

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LOCAL runner and Jogscotland leader, Andy Davidson, held a successful fundraising horse race night recently in aid of Epilepsy Society.

Andy is tackling the London Marathon this year and has chosen the charity to receive his donations after his daughter suffered a seizure almost three years ago.

Speaking about the night Andy said: “There was a reasonable turnout, about 40 people in all, and we made just over £700 which took me well over my fundraising target.

“There was another source of funds that night, a local businessman turned up for the event and presented me with an envelope full of cheques from companies and business associates who he deals with on a regular basis.

“These cheques amounted to a further £780.

“The gentleman, who was diagnosed with epilepsy some time back, saw the Buchan Observer article and immediately started chasing up his contacts to raise these funds so he could bring them along on the night and hand them over to me.”

Andy added: “I would like to express my appreciation to him. It now means that, not only have we surpassed the £2000 limit set by the charity, and my own £2500 target, we have even smashed through the £3000 barrier and the total currently sits at £3855 just short of the £4k mark.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor Andy can do so at his Virgin Moneygiving page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndyDavidson.