Strongmen raise over £1,000 for Anchor charity


Fraserburgh’s big hearted strongmen have raised £1,455 for Friends of ANCHOR following their highly successful Fraserburgh Gala strongman

In turn, the strongmen of Broch Iron Gym have beaten last year’s total for the charity.

The competition’s main sponsor John-Paul McDonald of JPM Plumbing and Joinery, who has recently opened a new showroom on mid Street, handed over the cheque to Rhona Miller of Friends of ANCHOR.

Mr McDonald said that he knew a lot of the local competitors involved, commenting that he hoped to continue to support and raise awareness for the charity in the years to come.

William Wright, of Broch Iron Gym, extended his thanks on behalf of all those involved in the competition to the sponsors of the event.

He thanked established strongman Stuart Murray, who judged the competition, and his wife, JPM Plumbing and Joinery, who supplied a van for the dead lift, G. Moir, a scoffolding firm who supplied a loaded truck for the pull event, as well as Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern and Murray Motors.

Local companies D. J. Andersons, S. T. Tyres, Genesis Recruitment and R. Strachan were also thanked for their donations.

Gala committee members Ewan Masson and Avril Reid, of Fraserburgh Motorparts, and Glen Bruce and Arthur Buchan, who all helped on the day, received thanks from Mr Wright.

Trophies for the competition itself were supplied by Paul Buchan, with Arthur Buchan providing T-shirts for the competitors.

Mr Wright added that Fred Bruce, who painted and supplied the advertising boards, Glen Bruce, who transported some of the equipment, Steve Evans, who supplied some of the equipment for the day, and Ritchie Reid, who sourced a rope from a generous skipper, must all, too, be recognised.

The strongmen also wish to extend their best wishes to Gordon Murray, who they hope will get well soon.

The strongman competition was held at this year’s returning Fraserburgh gala, keeping crowds entertained throughout most of the day as strongmen battled it out to be crowned strongest.