Broch Boys all set for Morocco

Broch Boys: The lads will be setting off to Morocco in September to raise money for Clic Sargent. Picture by Bill Buchan Photography
Broch Boys: The lads will be setting off to Morocco in September to raise money for Clic Sargent. Picture by Bill Buchan Photography

Three Broch lads will set off to Morocco in September to raise money for charity Clic Sargent.

Chris Arnott, Paul Birnie and Kenny park all aged 26, will climb Mount Toubkal which is no small task.

It will take the them approximately three days to complete the treck as Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa, standing at 4,167 meters tall.

Speaking to the Herald the Broch boys told of the excitement has the day looms nearly for the climb.

“We are all feeling apprehensive about climbing Mount Toubkal, however the excitement supersedes all our anxiety issues.

“The experience alone will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“It has taken a long time for us to get to this stage and the background work that has gone into organising the events I am sure took all of us by surprise.

“Our family and friends have also given up a lot of their time to assist with organising and helping with these events.

The three men organised a series of fund raisers around the Broch including a coffee morning which they received help from the 4th and 5th Fraserburgh Boys Brigade. They have also done a car wash, Zumbathon and sportsmans dinner which was attended by Frank McAvennie.

“I think it is pertinent to also mention that the generosity of some businesses in and around Fraserburgh have been outstanding.

“They have contributed to providing us with kit for our trek and/or sponsorship money to assist us on our way.”

The target that the men set and wanted to raise was £4500 which was reached in July after their sportsmans dinner.

The three men are very happy to be raising money for Clic Sargent which is due to the support that the charity gave Paul’s cousin.

“The reason we have chosen this charity is because somewhere along the line, all of us have been affected by cancer within our families.

“However, instead of just choosing any cancer charity we were drawn to Clic Sargent due to the help they provided Paul’s cousin, Sammy-Jo Watt. ”

Anyone who wishes to sponsor the lads can by going to

www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/thebrochboys