Broch man to take on jogging challenge for charity

Connor Scott is to undertake a charity jog.
Connor Scott is to undertake a charity jog.

A Fraserburgh man is set to take on a jogging challenge from the Broch to Gamrie to raise funds for a children’s charity.

Connor Scott is preparing to jog the 15-mile journey in around three and a half hours for Childreach International.

Connor plans to begin the challenge from Fraserburgh at 10am on Sunday, January 11, and arrive in Gardenstown at around 1.30pm.

The 19-year-old is undertaking the fund-raising jog as part of a much bigger challenge which will see Connor travel to Morocco to help build a school in a rural area of the African country.

Connor has a target of £1,500 which he hopes to raise before he travels to Morocco on June 9.

The money raised will be split equally with a third going back to Childreach International; a third going to builders and the cost of building materials; and a third for Connor’s expenses.

Connor has lived in Fraserburgh all of his life and is now in his second year studying Biomedical Science at the University of Dundee.

Commenting, Connor said: “I’m feeling very optimistic about the jog on Sunday.

“I’ve been playing football so I’ve always been relatively fit but I’ve never taken on a run of this distance.”

Childreach International works to secure children’s most basic rights, such as education, healthcare and safety, in the UK and around the world, including Tanzania and Morocco.

Connor is going to work on is a school building project for children aged between six and 12 in the Berber communities situated in the Moroccan mountains.

It is hoped that the school will allow the children there to learn French and Arabic - rather than just their native languages - which will help them to progress further in their education.

If you wish to support Connor’s fund-raising effort, please visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/connorscott

Alternatively, you can text ‘UNLOCK152648’ to 70007, which will donate £3.