Marafun fundraiser has run its course

Lady Fiona Fraser and Mark Guild seated with President Robin Wardhaugh ,Rotarians and partners.

Lady Fiona Fraser and Mark Guild seated with President Robin Wardhaugh ,Rotarians and partners.

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Forfar Rotary Club have pulled the plug on the Marafun which raised thousands of pounds for a cancer research and treatment centre in Dundee.

At their recent meeting it was announced that, for various reasons, it was felt the relay running event had “run its course” with falling sponsorship from a declining number of participants.

At the club’s annual Partners’ Night, President Robin Wardhaugh welcomed everyone and in particular President Jean Hale of Inner Wheel. He also gave a special welcome to Lady Fiona Fraser and Mark Guild of Guild Homes - the main sponsor of the relay running event.

Lady Fiona Fraser paid tribute to Forfar Rotary for their fund raising efforts through Marafun, which over the years donated in the region of £200.000 to the Dundee-based Cancer Campaign. This is now known as the Jacqui Wood Centre named after a wonderful campaigner who became a friend of Forfar Rotary and who sadly passed away in 2001 still fighting cancer to the end. Robin thanked Fiona and Mark for attending so that the club could show their gratitude for their invaluable contribution to the work of Forfar Rotary.