We are delighted to announce that The Quiz Night on 13th July raised £342 for the charity event, ‘Running Home’. Around 40 people took part in the quiz, with ‘The Edinvillie Hillbillies’ who were in great form, storming ahead to take first place.
‘Running Home’ is the name given to a series of fundraising Ultra Marathons undertaken by Mark Calder, for the Christian charity ‘Embrace the Middle East’. His intention is to complete 14 ultra marathons in one year!
“Embrace the Middle East is a Christian charity with over 160 years’ experience helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice.” Website ‘runninghome2019.co.uk – see website for more details of this, and all Marks’s other runs.
Mark’s latest Ultra-marathon was number 10, St. Drostan’s, and followed the pilgrim route from Old Deer to Aberlour – a distance of approx 95miles, which actually ended up being around 104miles, partly due to an unintended ‘detour’ between Dufftown and Aberlour! He did this in an amazing time of around 26 hours!
Many thanks to all those who helped in any way with the quiz, and to all those who supported the event by entering a team, donating prizes, buying raffle tickets or providing a hot shower and refreshments for Mark, who arrived at the Quiz very muddy, but in pretty good shape, at around 9pm!