Burnside Brigade raise funds for research

Residents and staff from the Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk took part in the Race for Life last month. The Cancer Research UK fund-raiser sees thousands of people taking part every year in a 5k walk, jog or run along Aberdeen beach front whilst raising vital funds to help with research into Cancer.

Many different ages take part, from children to pensioners and many run in memory of a friend or relative who currently has, or has previously had cancer. Many also take part solely to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

Runners create a spectacular sea of pink across Aberdeen beach front and many wear fairy wings, feather boas, cowboy hats and any imaginable pink fancy dress.

The “Burnside Brigade” were no exception as they donned their pink outfits and took to the start line. Two residents at the care home, Vi Mitchell and Christian Mowatt, took part in the race alongside members of the care home’s staff.

Staff member Emma Steel said: “We all had a great day. It was a bit wet but was a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”