Moonlight Prowl raises £600,000 for research

FRASERBURGH’S Moonlight Prowl, which raises money for Aberdeen University’s Breast Cancer Research Fund, has raised more than £600,000 for the cause to-date.

Since its inception in 2006 the Moonlight Prowl has continued to grow in popularity and this year’s event alone raised a staggering £66,000 for the fund.

This year’s total takes the total funds raised in the past seven years to in excess of £600,000.

Event chairperson Pamela Manett told the Herald: “Once again we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of the North East.

“The Prowl goes from strength to strength as does our long-standing partnership with Aberdeen University.

“We are proud to work with such an ambition, research driven university and this link allows all those who participate in the Moonlight Prowl to make a fantastic contribution to cancer research, a contribution which crucially is already showing important results.”

The event has been the success it is thanks to the support it has received from the local community.

Women from throughout the Buchan area - and beyond - turn out year after year to complete the ‘prowl’ course through the streets of Fraserburgh, dressed in all shades of pink, in what has become a party atmosphere.

Organisers say plans for next year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, are already underway and it is hoped that it will be even more successful than this year’s prowl.

It is expected that more than 1,000 ladies dressed in something pink will take to the streets of the Broch to further reiterate their support for this very important cause.