Newburgh friends pound the streets for charity

Nicola Fraser, fourth left, and other Newburgh runners who raised �1500 by taking part in the Baker Hughes 10K.
Nicola Fraser, fourth left, and other Newburgh runners who raised �1500 by taking part in the Baker Hughes 10K.

A group of runners from Newburgh have raised more than £1500 for Aberdeen Cyrenians by taking part in the Baker Hughes 10K race.

Nicola Fraser and friends Carly Underhill, Karen McAra, Alan McAra, Kenny Robertson, Stuart Clark, Gayle Hardie and Sarah McKerrow put in intensive training for the recent event in Aberdeen, with two of them finishing within seconds of each other.

More than 4000 runners and walkers took part in the popular charity event.

Nicola said: “A good friend of ours works for Aberdeen Cyrenians and is 100% dedicated to helping people affected by issues around homelessness, substance misuse and violence towards women.

“We are very aware of cuts in funding that have negatively affected the charity’s ability to provide the services desperately needed in our local area.

“Hopefully the money raised by the Baker Hughes run will go a small way to help the charity continue its invaluable work.”

The event is organised by Sport Aberdeen and is in its 27th year.

You can still support Nicola and her friends by donating through her Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Nicola-Fraser1.