Over £800 raised from charity bike ride in memory of former cub leader

Date: 7th Oct 2019 Author: Jane THOMSON


Well done to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families who took part in a very important charity bike ride at the weekend.

The bike ride was held to remember our former Cub Leader, Fiona Fraser, who sadly passed away this year after a fight with Leukemia.

The bike ride was along the Deeside Railway line from Duthie Park to Templars Scout Park (7 miles) or Cults to Templars (5 miles) as an alternative.

The weather was not on the riders’ side with a torrential downpour just as they were about to start, but all who took part had a great time nevertheless.

A total of £885 was raised in her memory and will be donated  between ARI Staff Garden project,  Cancer Research UK and Roxburghe House as per the wishes of Fiona’s family, so with Gift Aid this could amount to £1,000 being available to the charities.

Riders were welcomed to Templars with a BBQ – with foodstuffs kindly donated, and the sun came out to give all the participants a welcome sun blessed, relaxing end to the day.

1st Westhill’s Lyne of Skene Beavers who were finishing their “sleep-over” in the White House at Templars also joined the family event, before they went home very tired and happy! We were pleased to welcome John Fraser who joined us too.

A great effort by those who took part or helped arrange/ support the event, and it was a fitting way for the Scouting family to remember and celebrate Fiona.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls