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Twenty four hour hour fundraiser in Forres for Moray Hydrotherapy Pool and MND Scotland


By Garry McCartney

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Stewart 'Fraz' Fraser is looking forward to doing his bit for charity.
Stewart 'Fraz' Fraser is looking forward to doing his bit for charity.

A TEAM of local heroes are doing a 24-hour fundraiser for two worthy causes this weekend.

Stewart 'Fraz' Fraser (46) and a total of 23 family members, friends and colleagues at Forres Fire Station plan to run continuously for an hour each from 6pm on Friday to the same time on Saturday to raise money for Moray Hydrotherapy Pool and MND Scotland.

The crew at Forres Community Fire Station.
The crew at Forres Community Fire Station.

Fraz, a civil servant at RAF Lossiemouth and retained fireman of two years, explained: "Each participant will complete their run where they want and get as much distance covered as we can - I'm heading down Benromach Distillery way.

"I'm really looking forward to it. I did a previous challenge with Moray and Banff Referees - we did over 400km between us and raised a total of £2800 for two charities then so I jumped at the chance to do something again in Forres."

All segments will be recorded on running app Strava for the final tally and as evidence.

So far, more than £600 has been raised in sponsorship at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stewart-fraser-2?utm_term=Vy73kRxPe

Fraz hopes to raise as much as possible for the chosen charities which are close to his heart.

The Moray Hydrotherapy Pool on Burdsyard Road is run by a registered charity for the area's community. People with medical conditions can benefit from the heated pool which also offers a great way to relax and promotes good health.

Moray Hydrotherapy Pool.
Moray Hydrotherapy Pool.

Hydropool Trust chairman Chris Combe said: "With the pool currently closed and no sign of when and how it might open, I was delighted when Stewart told me they were going fundraise for us."

Pool assistant Babs Stuart added: "The continued support of the people of Forres and Moray is amazing, especially at this time."

MND Scotland is the leading charity in Scotland providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding vital research into finding a cure.

"Family and friends including my wife have used the hydropool to assist their recovery," said Fraz. "A few guys at the station have also had family members experience MND so these are ideal charities for us to help out."

He added: "Good luck to all the guys this weekend and a big thank you to anyone who contributes to our JustGiving page."



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