Purple Walk raises over £21k

Purple Walk
Purple Walk
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A charity walk in Kemnay organised in aid of CLAN Cancer Support has raised over £21,000.

The Purple Walk, a 10k walk around Kemnay, including the Place of Origin, took place on Sunday, September 4, and 390 people took part, double the amount organiser Alison Brown had anticipated.

Purple Walk

Purple Walk

Alison said: “It turned out to be an amazing event. The community spirit was so high and it was a beautiful day.

“It began with my welcome speech, my nephew Ross playing the pipes and then a warm-up by Shona Burrows.

“The 10k walk then commenced and the village was buzzing, it was great to see.”

Alison added: “Local residents came out of their homes to cheer us on too.

Purple Walk

Purple Walk

“Afterwards the walkers were welcomed back to the Bennachie Lodge hotel where they were given a free burger supplied by A&G Collie Butcher.”

This was the first event Alison had organised, as she explained: “This is something I’ve always wanted to do but always thought it was beyond my capabilities.

“I am just a normal mum of two young boys and never thought it possible, so this was my first.”

“I’ve had the most amazing positive feedback about The Purple Walk that I feel I should definitely consider one for 2017.”

CLAN Cancer Support is a well-established charity that provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

It has centres in Inverurie, Banchory, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Stonehaven.