Andrew to take on London Marathon

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With the London Marathon just around the corner, Mackie FP stalwart Andrew Mitchell has decided to drag his gazelle-like frame around the capital in order to raise much needed funds for the Wooden Spoon.

Since ‘officially’ retiring from rugby last season, Andrew, known as ‘Mitch’ has gone about reinventing himself as the North Easts version of Mo Farah.

After completing the Scottish half marathon in September he has set his cross-heirs on the London Marathon. In doing so he hopes to raise money for Wooden Spoon, a charity that sets about to change the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children all through the force of Rugby.

Mitch said: “Rugby has given me so much over the last 32 years until I retired last year, (it has) helped me become the person I am today. I can only imagine what disabled and disadvantaged children and young people can achieve through the power of rugby.”

Wooden Spoon work closely with the international rugby community to fund projects throughout the UK and Ireland. Closer to home they are aiming to support the Archie Foundation with providing a grant of £38,000 in order to continue the development of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.

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