Moonlight Prowl a success!

Fraserburgh's Moonlight Prowl 2014.
Fraserburgh's Moonlight Prowl 2014.

The annual Moonlight Prowl event, which raises money for breast cancer research, took place on Saturday, June 7.

The Fraserburgh-based event, which was first started in 2006, saw hundreds of women, dressed in pink, walk a route around Fraserburgh to raise awareness and vital funds for the cause.

Departing the Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre at 8pm on Saturday, the event was likened to seeing a sea of pink, many businesses and homeowners in the town showing their support by placing balloons and Prowl shirts in windows and posts throughout the walking route.

Local councillors have widely praised the event, congratulating both the organisers and the walkers for yet another successful event for a worthy cause.

Councillor Ian Tait told us: “I think the whole area recognises the tremendous benefits the Moonlight Prowl brings.

“The women have raised a huge amount of money for cancer research from each walk already and I am sure they will raise a huge amount this year too. Once again, when it came to council for local approvals, I was delighted to support it as much as I could.

“But it is not just about the worthwhile cause of cancer research. Women are now actively preparing for the walk and now walk in groups or alone throughout the year. This has brought more women into a healthy fitness regime and sets a good example to their families. So the knock-on health benefits from the walk are hugely beneficial, too, as well as the financial ones.

“I would like to congratulate all those who took part and the organisers who must have put in a tremendous effort to get things so well organised as they always do.”

Councillor Hamish Partridge said: “A huge congratulations to the organisers and volunteers of the Moonlight Prowl. As always this was a well organised and supported event and, as I watched the sea of pink set off from the Dalrymple Hall, the atmosphere was fantastic.

“Well done to all that took part in the walk as their participation is key to the event which has raised an enormous amount of money over the years.”