Prowl gets royal treatment

A big hearted North East community is once again preparing for one of the region’s largest fund raising event. This year, the Moonlight Prowl will raise funds over a rather regal weekend, walking to the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee.

The Moonlight Prowl is a charity walk that sees over 1,500 women dress in pink and walk through the night to raise funds to combat the disease, which affects the lives of 1 in 10 women throughout the United Kingdom.

Since its inception in 2006, the Fraserburgh-based Moonlight Prowl has raised over half a million pounds for research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer at both the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the University of Aberdeen, resulting in the establishment of a number of research programs.

Moonlight Prowl’s event chairperson Pamela Manett said:

“Each year this event goes from strength to strength with the 2011 event raising just over £78,000.

“Work is already under-way to make the 2012 event one to remember.

“This year the Prowl will take place on Saturday 2 June 2012 which is the weekend of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.

“We are confident the ladies of the Moonlight Prowl will want to celebrate in style,” she added.

Registration for next year’s event will be launched at Fraserburgh’s Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre on Saturday 21 January, 2012, when all of the town’s ladies will be invited to join the Moonlight Prowl Committee in a one-mile walk to kick start their new year’s training.

However, don’t worry if you can’t make the launch event.

Taking full advantage of the digital age, for the first time, ladies will be able to register online.

Interested parties are asked to log on to the event’s website at for further information on how to take part.