Bobby says thank you to cancer charity

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A PETERHEAD man has raised more than £200 for a cancer charity, in honour of his elderly mum.

Cancer Research volunteer Margaret Murray (78), spent more than 15 years working at the charity’s shop at Drummers’ Corner before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2002.

Knowing how happy his mum was during her time at the shop, son Bobby (43), decided that he wanted to give something back and set about devising a plan to raise some cash.

Supermarket trolley porter Bobby collected sponsors and took himself off to Peterhead Swimming Pool, swimming four seperate sessions of 32 lengths using the four different swimming strokes.

He said: “I started swimming at Anna Ritchie School when I was five years-old. I haven’t swam that much in recent years but I’m not out of practice.”

Bobby also arranged a sponsored walk around the town’s Catto Park on Sunday July 3, walking and jogging ten laps, or 2.5 miles, in around 50 minutes.

He raised a total of £205 for Cancer Research UK.

Charity shop manager Sheena Booth said that she was grateful for Bobby’s donation and that Cancer Research was a worthy charity as “funds raised in Scotland stay in Scotland.”

Bobby added: “Cancer Research is a very worthy charity. And it is convenient as there is a shop nearby.”