Taking to the hills to boost club funds

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THIS weekend sees Brechin City’s management committee take to the hills in the club’s annual sponsored walk fund-raiser.

This walk follows on from last year’s well publicised inaugural event from Station Park in Forfar back to City’s home ground of Glebe Park in time for an Angus derby.

This time around volunteer walkers will travel off-road, this time from Tarfside near Edzell, to Glen Clova – a distance of approximately 12 miles to boost club funds.

As has become customary, the club’s official charity partner, Cancer Research UK, will also benefit from the event.

Volunteer walkers are still welcomed, and anyone keen to participate is asked to contact Grant Hood via ghood@brechincityfc.com or call the club’s Commercial Line on 07817 910548.

Donations and pledges can be made through this channel too.

Speaking on behalf of the club’s management committee, Grant Hood said: “This is seen to be a unique event within the Scottish Football community as, to the best of our knowledge, it’s the only one of it’s kind where supporters mix freely alongside everyone charged with the running of their club.

“It gives all participants the same opportunity to raise funds for both their local club and a charity close to most people’s hearts.”

Last year saw Brechin City, as a result of the various fund-raising events over the season, present a cheque of around £5,000 to Cancer Research.

“It’s a combination which sits well with supporters, sponsors and the club as a whole,” added Grant.