Three local lads are busy oragnising fundraising events so that they can get set to take on a mountainous treck for charity.
Chris Arnott, Paul Birnie and Kenny Park, all aged 26, will be setting off for Morocco in September to climb Mount Toubkal, located in the High Atlas mountain range, to raise funds for Clic Sargent.
Speaking to the Herald they explained that as all their families had been affected by cancer they wanted to do something to help the charity that helps so many families throughout the UK affected by this illness, they said: “between the three of us, cancer has affected all of our families.
“CLIC Sargent was chosen more specifically because Paul’s younger cousin was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 16 and received a lot of help during this extremely difficult time from CLIC Sgt.
“After researching the charity, it was found that they offer a huge support network to the children and their families in a variety of ways. We all agreed that this is a fantastic charity so we can help pay back what they have done for all those affected.”
Taking on Mount Toubkal is no small task, it will take the local lads approximately three days to complete the treck as Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa, standing at 4,167 meters tall. In order to raise funds for the expedition, the lads have been busy hosting and organising events. They continued: “We have been actively raising money by various means and have received a few donations from local businesses. We have already held a Zumbathon, car wash and coffee morning, and we will be holding a Sportsman’s Dinner Evening at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre on Saturday July 16. We would like to thank everyone who have already sponsored us or donated kit.”
If you would like to purchase tickets for the Sportsman’s Dinner or to give the boys a donation, big or small, please contact Chris, Kenny or Paul by email to: