Mither Tap Bosie’s £3,800 for charities

Cheques of 1,280 each were handed over to the great causes at Macdonald Pittodrie Hotel with Mither Tap aptly in the background
Cheques of 1,280 each were handed over to the great causes at Macdonald Pittodrie Hotel with Mither Tap aptly in the background

A charity walk which formed a ring around the top of Mither Tap - the most distinctive peak of Bennachie - has raised £3,840 for charity.

The walk was organised by conservation charity, the Bailies of Bennachie.

Breast Cancer Care, the University of Aberdeen Development Trust’s breast cancer research programme, and the Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team all received a share of the cash.

Outreach officer for the Bailies of Bennachie, Fiona Cormack, said: “We are delighted to present this money to these very worthy charities.

“Thanks go to everyone who took part in the walk and the many people who made additional donations.

“Mither Tap means mother’s breast so we decided to raise money for breast cancer charities and we know that this made the walk especially meaningful for many of the people who took part.”

“The mountain rescue team do a fabulous job of helping anyone who becomes in difficulty on the hill and we are pleased we have been able to support them through this event.”

Angela Harris, head of Scotland at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, added: “We’re so grateful to the Bailies of Bennachie for holding Bennachie’s Biggest Bosie in aid of the organisation. The money raised will help us continue to provide free support services. It will also fund the world’s brightest researchers who work tirelessly to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of breast cancer.”

Professor Valerie Spiers from the University Development Trust said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Bailies of Bennachie and to everyone who took part in the Biggest Bosie. It was a fantastic event and we were delighted to be involved.

“My team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen is working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, and we’re always humbled by the huge amount of support we get from the people across the North-east.”

Stuart Warrender, team leader of Aberdeen Mountain Rescue Team, said: “The amount raised for all three charities is amazing. This donation will enable us to replace equipment which is vital part of the service we provide. It has been a great experience working with the Bailies.”