The third Sandy Thain Memorial Road Run in October has raised the magnificent sum of £3700, which has been distributed as follows.
Steve Munro, area service manager of the Scottish Ambulance Service accepted a cheque for £2000 for the Scottish Air Ambulance, and James Hendry, station manager at Fraserburgh received £1700 for the benefit of Fraserburgh Ambulance Station patients and staff.
The sum raised in the three runs held to date exceeds £11,000.
The fourth run will be held on October 1, leaving from Strichen with the route still to be determined. Sums raised will be given to local cancer charities to be used for the benefit of patients in the North East of Scotland.
For further details, and an entry form, contact email@example.com
○ Sandy Thain was a very well known and respected man in the North East of Scotland due to his involvement with the Army Cadet Force, the British Legion and Banff and Buchan Advanced Motorists and was a good friend and neighbour to many more.
Sandy, a former military police officer and army cadet instructor, had been treated for the rare disease amyloidosis at the University College Hospital in London – the only centre of its kind in the UK.
Sandy had a varied collection of old tractors and cars and regularly entered tractor shows and road runs. He was 75 when he died.
In the picture
At the presentation of £3700 raised by the Sandy Thain Memorial Road Run were, from left - organisers Jane And Bill Ironside, James Hendry, Fraserburgh Ambulance Station Manager; Alan Thain and Steve Munro, Air Ambulance Area Service Manager.