Fabulous fun day for FISSH appeal

Brave lad: Stephen John was given a full body wax. picture: Alison Kennedy
Brave lad: Stephen John was given a full body wax. picture: Alison Kennedy

Crowds gathered at the playing fields behind Fraserburgh Community Centre and Swimming pool on Sunday September 4 for the annual fun day organised by FISSH.

With construction work now underway for the new swimming pool and community complex, the community turned out to support the funday which launched the latest fundraising initiative for the leisure facilities within the new complex, ‘Splash for Cash’.

Funday: crowds gather to watch John May getting hit by wet sponges. picture: Alison Kennedy

Funday: crowds gather to watch John May getting hit by wet sponges. picture: Alison Kennedy

Speaking to the Herald, FISSH chairperson, Doreen Mair said: “We were delighted to see so many people come along and enjoy the lovely weather and the funday on Sunday to mark the start of our ‘Splash for Cash Week’.

“With the start of construction everyone is getting excited about our new complex and every penny you help raise will help to give you the best fun facilities for miles around.

“Every year we try to get some different sorts of entertainment to keep everyone happy and so that the many talented local groups can take part.

“This year our thanks go to the Deveron Brass Band, Emma Stephen Dancers and Karen Gibsons Zumba Dancers and definately not forgeting her Zumbatomics!!

“We would also like to say thank you, once again, to Brian Topping for acting as MC for the day and supplying the sound equipment and music. Unfortunately Fire Inferno were unable to make it at the last moment.

“The Committee, staff from the Community Centre and helpers all did a marvellous job, thanks folks. With thanks also to Victor Sutherland of Fraserburgh Lifeboat and his crew for equipment and their assistance and to Fraserburgh Engineering for all their help, we couldn’t have done it without you.

“Junior Joggers had organised a fun run for primary school children and over 70 children turned up to take part - well done kids, between these sort of events and our new swimming and sports facilities our next generation are going to be really fit!! We’ll let you know how much we raised for the week when we have a final total.

“We now have £80,000 towards our target and would like to say a further thank you to Maitlands Ltd for their recent generous donation towards this total.”

In addition to the large internal flume, FISSH are also looking into providing facilities for younger children, Doreen continued: “We have, as well as the internal flume, looked at supplying giant fun sprinkler taps and a double slide for the younger children, these come in at around £13,500 so we still have a lot to do but I’m sure with everyones help we will get there.

“Once again thanks to you all and to all those raising money through sponsorship this week - well done!!”