MP congratulates Fraserburgh fundraiser on 'million steps' challenge

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has congratulated a young Fraserburgh fundraiser who is leading a local team through a national ‘one million steps’ challenge.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 11:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 11:50 am
Aiden, a pupil at Fraserburgh Academy, broke the one million mark in just six weeks up to August 15.

Aiden Robertson, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for seven years, took up the challenge along with 12 members of the Broch T1 Diabetes Group.

People across the country are being sponsored to complete one million steps in three months, approximately 10,850 per day.

Aiden, a pupil at Fraserburgh Academy, broke the one million mark in just six weeks up to August 15.

He raised £2,300 in the process for the charity Diabetes UK.

More than 25,000 people across the UK are taking part in the challenge, and so far, Aiden is one of the top ten individual fundraisers. The Broch T1 Diabetes Group is currently at number three on the group fundraising leaderboard.

Mr Duguid, who wrote congratulatory letters to Aiden and to group secretary Lianne Innes, said: “I was delighted to read about the work of Aiden and the rest of the Broch group.

“To complete this one million step challenge in just six weeks is a remarkable achievement.

“This young man is a great example to all young people and particularly those who might be struggling with a condition like diabetes.

“I have written to Aiden to congratulate him on his efforts, along with those of the wider group.

“It is great to see young people locally working so hard to raise money and, in doing so, to raise awareness of this condition.”