Community group boosted by marathon

KINSHIP: Back: Jasmine Tait, Chloe Slessor, Andy Higgins and Roy Slessor. Front: Owen Strachen, Chloe Taylor and Llana-Lei Masson.
KINSHIP: Back: Jasmine Tait, Chloe Slessor, Andy Higgins and Roy Slessor. Front: Owen Strachen, Chloe Taylor and Llana-Lei Masson.

Local man Andy Higgins has announced his intention to take part in the London Marathon this year to raise awareness and funds for local community group Kinship for Kids.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald on the task facing him, Mr Higgins said:

“This is the 14th time that I’ve run the London Marathon.

“I usually do it every year to raise funds for a charity,” he added.

Kinship for Kids is a local community group for grandparents who raise their grandchildren, be it because of alcohol or drug abuse, or bereavement.

As the group is not a charity, it receives no funding, so Mr Higgins’ run at London will provide some much needed financial support for the organisation.

Similarly, the people involved with Kinship for Kids receive none of the funding that a foster carer would, nor do they have the same rights as a foster carer.

With 10 children already involved in the group, Andy Higgins is sure to have significant local support by the time the London Marathon rolls around.

Kinship for Kids plan to launch a website in the future, but for more information on the community group, please contact 07873880195 or email k4kids1@gmail.com.