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Referees on the run - Moray and Banff football whistlers take up 24-hour running challenge in aid of Abbie's Sparkle Foundation and The Oaks


By Craig Christie

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HIGHLAND League footballers have been doing the 24-hour running challenge for charity - now it's the referees' turn.

Moray and Banff referee Alan Proctor is taking up the 24-hour charity challenge with an early morning run
Moray and Banff referee Alan Proctor is taking up the 24-hour charity challenge with an early morning run

This Friday (June 19) sees the Moray and Banff Referees Association take up a quest first started by Inverurie Locos to run for a whole day, with 24 members doing an hour each in aid of good causes.

Locos, Deveronvale and Keith are three clubs who have already raced through the night and raised four-figure sums for charities in their community.

Local referees decided to so the same, and Moray and Banff whistler Harry Bruce has recruited some of his colleagues to hit the roads this weekend.

Two charities will benefit from the men in black's efforts, the Abbie's Sparkle Foundation and The Oaks palliative care facility in Elgin.

The running refs are well on the way to reaching their £1000 target, and hope people will support them when they begin their challenge at 6pm on Friday.

"The slots are filled by various members of our referee community some running with their partners," said Harry.

Follow their efforts on the Moray and Banff Referees' Facebook page, and make a donation here.


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