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Maximum effort at Cedarwood to raise funds for Abbie's Sparkle Foundation

Press release   •   Sep 24, 2018 11:41 BST

Pictured L-R: John, Mark, Ian, Donald, Jennie, Shirley and Dougal.

CEDARWOOD day centre users, staff and visitors have raised more than £500 for local charity Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation, by completing 140 hours of exercise in five days.

Participants exceeded their target of 100 hours of exercise which included rebound therapy, swimming, walking, treadmill work and rowing workouts.

Organised by Day Centre Officer, Shirley Ramage, and Care Assistant, Mark Powell, everyone in the Elgin-based Cedarwood Day Centre building played a part in raising the money for Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation. The Foundation was set up after 15 year-old Abbie Main passed away on Christmas Day, having being diagnosed with cancer aged 11. Abbie’s mum, Tammy, kicked off the fundraising event with the first hour of exercise.

Shirley said: “We fundraise every year but it was important to us this year to raise money for a local charity.”

Abbie's grandmother, Jennie Cameron, visited the centre to receive the cheque for £510 and expressed her gratitude to all those who took part in the week of exercise to raise funds.

“Thank you to the people who took part in the event, enabling Abbie’s sparkle to be spread. She was a very special little girl and she is greatly missed.”

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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