Two local MSPs have been doing their bit for charity and have raised over £870 during the Forfor Triathalon.
Liam Kerr, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North East Region and Mairi Gougeon, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Angus North and Mearns competed against each other to raise funds for Pillar Kincardine. We spoke to Liam Kerr in the run-up to the event.
Pillar Kincardine is a small voluntary organisation based in Stonehaven that supports people in and around Kincardine and the Mearns who are coping with serious emotional, social or mental health difficulties.
Liam Kerr’s charity fundraising hasn’t stopped there, he also jointly hosted a Blooming Great Tea Party with Member of Parliament Andrew Bowie. Raising £163 for Marie Curie at an event in Stonehaven town hall.
He also participated Horseback UK Cairn o’ Mount Challenge, a bike ride which sees’s participants ride from Aboyne to Arbroath over the Cairn o’ Mount. Posting on Facebook during the challenge he said challengers were facing force winds with thunder and lightning. Nonetheless, he finished the challenge rasing a further £660 for charity.
HorseBack UK is a veterns chairty that uses horsemanship to inspire recovery, regain self-esteem and provide a sense of purpose and community to the wounded, injured and sick ex-military personnel.