Buckie residents cheer on The Jags

5 August 2020

  

Buckie Thisle player Callum Murray at Parklands & Burnbank

Residents at three Buckie care homes will have even more reason to cheer on Buckie Thistle this season.

Kind hearted players and officials from the Highland League team raised over £3400 during a 24 hour run, with Parklands & Burnbank Care Homes and Netherha Care Home among the local beneficiaries.

The players, coaches and management team clocked up an impressive 312 km (almost 200 miles) over 24 hours.

Resident Lenny Marshall, a former Buckie Thistle goalkeeper, and shift leader Louise Gillies, looked on as player Callum Murray dropped into Parklands & Burnbank Care Homes to present their cheque.

Meanwhile, lifelong fan Willie Wood cheered on Buckie Thistle FC coach Iain Macrae as he presented the cheque to Netherha Care Home.

The money will be donated to the residents’ comfort fund which helps pay for entertainment and trips into the local community, once they can safely resume.

Buckie Cancer Link, Buckie Salvation Army and Friends of Seafield Hospital will also receive £688 each.

Ruth Smith, manager of Netherha Care Home, said: “It was so kind of the team to make this donation to our residents. Many of our residents have fond memories of supporting Buckie Thistle down the years and we really appreciate this wonderful gesture.”

Coach Iain Macrae at Netherha