Fitness event boost for heart charity

Vicki McFarlane, centre, raised �1454 from the "Super Sunday" fitness event in Ellon.
Vicki McFarlane, centre, raised �1454 from the "Super Sunday" fitness event in Ellon.

An Ellon mother-of-two has boosted the funds of the British Heart Foundation through a major fitness event.

Vicki McFarlane raised £1454 from “Super Sunday” which she organised recently in the town’s Victoria Hall.

It was great fun, the atmosphere was incredible and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves

Vicki McFarlane Fundraiser

Vicki, 31, has launched a fund-raising campaign for the charity and is preparing to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of this month.

The fitness event involved various classes throughout the afternoon which were taken by local Les Mills fitness instructor Amanda Mackay and other instructors from Aberdeen.

Vicki told the Times: “The event was a huge success, I’m delighted with how it went.

“It was great fun, the atmosphere was incredible and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“Huge thanks has to go to Amanda Mackay, Leigh Slessor and all the instructors who came and made the day possible.

“I never imagined the day would make so much money for the British Heart Foundation.”

Vicki began her fund-raising activities earlier this year, raising money through a coffee morning and raffle, online raffles and selling fudge. Her total currently stands at £4000.

She has been inspired by her late grandmother to support the BHF. Evelyn Tewnion died suddenly of a heart attack 18 years ago and Vicki decided she wanted to do her bit to help the organisation.

Meanwhile, Vicki, who has a daughter Kacey-Jai aged eight and son Kodi three, is training hard for the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 31.

If you want to support her, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Vicki-McFarlane1