Friday, 26 December 2008

White Cow Woods Run

Well done to all 17 members of Peterhead Jogscotland who took part in the White Cow Woods 5 & 10k today, you all did brillant . I was especially proud of my daughter Stephanie who came first in the womans 5k, and well done to James Weir and Haley Birnie two of our younger members who successfully completed the 5k you both did great!!
Simply click here to see the rest of the photographs

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope you have all enjoyed Christmas !!! Eaten too much as usually glad we dont have a weigh in this week!!!
I have finally got round to putting on the photographs of Santa Run, thanks for being so good sports its was great fun!!!
To see the rest of photographs simply click here

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Joannes Birthday With A Difference

Joanne receiving her medal after completing the Help for Heroes Run recently
Joanne Duncan is asking all her family and friends to do something completely different to celebrate her 40th Birthday.
She asking everyone who is able to come along to Peterhead Football Club on Sunday 28th December at 2.15pm and donate a pint of blood. She is hoping to have at least 40 of her friends and family which would be fanastic!!
So if you are available on Sunday to give a pint, join Joanne you never know you might save a precious life with that pint of blood!!
What a wonderful way to celebrate Joanne's birthday dont you think!! Did you know that the level of people giving blood in Scotland is at its lowest since records begin, i didnt so that why i will be there on Sunday!!!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

London Marathon in Aid of Make A Wish

Me with 2 out the 800+++ calendars we have sold in aid of Make A Wish
As many of you know by now, i am running the London Marathon on April 26th (16 weeks and counting down!!) in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation. First of all i better explain what Make A Wish is. Make A Wish is a world wide organistion that grants wishes to young people aged 3 to 17 years living with life threatening illness. To find out more about the wonderful work of Make A Wish simply click here
I guess some of you will asking why Make A Wish. Two reasons our best friends lovely daughter Mikaela Nicol went over to Lapland with her Father David, Mother Moira, and her three lovely sisters Melanie, Melissa and Madeline with Make A Wish before she she died in 2003, and to this day its something they will always treasure. I remember seeing the video they took home with them and the real enjoyment/ fun they had to together whilst visting Lapland and Santa Claus even though Mikaela was seriously ill was wonderful to see. Also when Stephanie was over in Disney this year working she often came in contact with young people who were there with Make A Wish, and even though many were seriously ill the real enjoyment and pleasure they got from visiting all their favourite characters in Disneyworld was there for everyone to see, and is one of Stephanie's most memorable moments from her time out there. Therefore a few months ago i contacted Make A Wish and informed them i would be honoured to run the London Marathon on their behalf, if i got the opportunity. They in turn informed me that my name would go into a ballot and i would be notified if my name came out of the hat!! Well as you can see it did, and it's a real honour to be running/jogging or even walking (whatever it will take) for this wonderful charity that brings so much pleasure to so much young people with life threatening illnesses every year. This year they have granted over 600 wishes in the UK and by the year 2010 they want to be granting 1000 wishes a year. I have already made contact at Scottish Headquarters, and Amanda the Regional Fundraising Manager has given me assurances that every penny i raise will spent in Scotland, and locally if possible. Over the next 4 months we as a family with your help hope to raise enough money to put a family from our area over to Disney World Florida for the holiday of a lifetime. I am sitting here tonight quite humbled, so far in the space of six weeks i estimate we have raised approximately £1200. Most of this money has been raised through the sale of my calendars. We have sold over 800 which is quite remarkable given i thought we would maybe sell 100 at the most, and they are still selling well, thanks to M & Bs the shop in Queen Street!!
I was also down at the Fishermens Mission tonight for the Annual Christmas Carol Service and we received a cheque for the terrific sum of £360. This was a freewill offering which was given tonight in aid of Make A Wish. This was a wonderful gesture as the Fishermens Mission is charity as well, and in this difficult financial times is struggling to survive. Often its said that the Scots/ Aberdonians are mean, but that couldnt be further from the truth, as we have proved time and time again at Peterhead Jogscotland. (Fred's Mother in Law has even being making and selling toffee in Aid of Make A Wish, and has raised about £80) Whether it be for Make A Wish, Help For Heroes, Cancer Research, Lifeboat etc etc every fund raising event we have had at Peterhead Jogscotland has been well supported i thank you one and all. Over the coming months i will keep you informed how my training and our funding raising efforts are progressing. We love being part of Peterhead Jogscotland, and all the wonderful friends we have made through Peterhead Jogscotland. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Stephen and Roselyn xxx

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Help For Heroes 5 and 10k

Hazel, George and Ian with members of 1990 (ELLON) Squadron
who did a wonderful job of marshalling on the day!! Thanks to all those who took part in the Help For Heroes 5 and 10k, and showed great support to our wonderful troops abroad including John Ross Hazel son who is a member of Royal Engineer in Basra Iraq. As a result Hazel will be handing over of cheque to this wonderful charity on Monday night for £1300.
Also thanks all those who donated food for afterwards at Living Waters Church.
To see all wonderful photographs that Alexander took on the day simply click here

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Charity Weight Loss Challenge

Congratulations to Marshall Birnie who won our first ever Charity Weight Loss Challenge. Between Monday 25th August 08 and the Ist December 08 Marshall lost a magnificent 1 Stone 3Ibs. Marshall decided to donate his winnings (£150) to the wonderful charity Guide Dogs For the Blind. In total our group lost 9 Stone 5Ibs, which is fanastic!!!. However can we beat this total next time???
Yours truly lost 6Ibs which i am quite pleased about, however Mr Campbell managed to beat me a Ib or 2 which i not happy about!!! Only kidding well done to Stephen you have more will power than me.
Please tell your friend/family we will be starting our Second Charity Weight Loss Challenge on Monday 26th January. Remember we are not dieting we are simply eating Healthy and getting more active, and so far the results speak for themselves!!!!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Help For Heroes 5 an 10k

We are really looking forward to our Help For Heroes 5 and 10ks on Saturday, please be there about 9.45 to register and pick your Help For Heroes Wristband. We will have a few surprises along the way to keep you entertained!! Remember if you have any friends who wish take part simply tell them to turn up on the day, with a donation for Help For Heroes!! After the run you will have time to have a shower in the pavilion or at home. We meet at Living Waters Church at 12 noon for soup and sandwiches and fine piece from Simpsons!! We are really grateful to 199o (Ellon) Squadron for coming along to Marshal on the day, and for all those are helping us on the day.
Hopefully we will raise lots of money for this wonderful charity!!!
And we will be presenting the winner of the Charity Weight Challenge with cheque in aid of their nominated charity. It promises to be a great day!! If you require any further info simply email me on
Thanks for all your support.