Diane’s marathon effort

Diane Mitchell has raised an incredible �800 for St. Modan's Care Home after competing in the Inverness Half Marathon.
Diane Mitchell has raised an incredible �800 for St. Modan's Care Home after competing in the Inverness Half Marathon.

A Fraserburgh woman has completed her first half marathon to help support local care home St Modans.

Dianne Mitchell, whose mother lives in the home on the town’s Christian Watt Drive, ran a total of 13 miles in the Inverness Half Marathon recently to raise an incredible £800.

The money has been donated to the home’s Activity Fund so residents can enjoy even more activities over the coming year.

Commenting on Dianne’s achievement, manager at the home, Gail Hay, said: “We are extremely grateful to Dianne for her incredible achievement and hard work.

“We spend a lot of time getting to know what our residents enjoy doing and we plan all our activities in partnership with our Residents’ Forum so they set the schedule and decide how their activity fund is spent.

“We offer a wide range of activities at St Modans ranging from outings, entertainment afternoons and gardening to balloon exercise classes, reminiscence sessions and 
Doric poetry.

“With the money Dianne has raised, the residents are excited to choose even more activities to the list.”

Dianne, who joined local running group Fraserburgh Jogscotland four years ago, told the Herald: “This was my first half marathon. I trained three times a week for months to complete the race because I wanted to do something special for 
the residents.

“My mum has been really happy at St Modans.

“I know the residents have lots of plans about how to spend the money such as craft activities and outings.

“All our family were really pleased when mum moved into the home because it is really close so we can 
visit her lots.

“It has a friendly atmosphere and the staff are all very kind. Mum loves the entertainment and activities including the musicians that visit. She definitely enjoys the lovely food.”

St Modans Care Home provides high quality, personalised nursing care for elderly people, including those with dementia.

The care home also has a separate specialist unit for those with acquired 
brain injuries.