Sports day raises £3,000

The Galloway News - - FRONT PAGE - Stu­art Gille­spie

An old-fash­ioned sports day raised more than £3,000 for char­ity on Satur­day.

Crowds flocked to Ste­wartry Rugby Club, on the out­skirts of Cas­tle Dou­glas, to watch or try clas­sic races such as the sack race and the egg and spoon.

The day was or­gan­ised by Soe­naid An­der­son, of KBT Phar­macy, to raise funds for the di­a­betes char­ity JDRF.

Soe­naid, whose teenage daugh­ter Maisie has type one di­a­betes, said: “The day was bril­liant. I’m to­tally flab­ber­gasted by the sup­port we re­ceived and the weather was great.

“Ev­ery­body said it was better than the knock­out that we have done be­fore. It was an amaz­ing day and we didn’t even have too many in­juries.”

Thanks go to all the helpers, friends and busi­nesses who pro­vided do­na­tions or prizes and Ste­wartry Rugby Club who were gra­cious and help­ful hosts.

And stretch Mak­ing sure those mus­cles are ready Team JDRF Or­gan­iser Soe­naid An­der­son and her group for the games

Touch of glam­our Con­tes­tant warms up

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