An Aberdeenshire personal trainer has pledged to hold fitness classes for 24 hours to raise charity funds after his sister was affected by cancer.
Stephen Hart, who is based at Hart Fitness in Inverurie, will run fitness classes throughout the day and night next Saturday in aid of Clan Cancer Support.
Mr Hart’s sister Lauren turned to the charity for help and encouragement following a breast cancer diagnosis.
She is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and accessed CLAN’s range of services in Inverurie including counselling.
Mr Hart will run classes, including circuit training, boxercise and pilates, from 8am on Saturday, February 29 until 8am on Sunday, March 1.
He said: “I was previously aware of Clan, but it wasn’t until Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer in September last year that I realised the scale of the cancer support services that they offer.
“Lauren, who just completed her first marathon before her diagnosis, her husband and two children have been using Clan’s Inverurie service regularly.
“Exercise has a fantastic impact on mental wellbeing, which is something that I know Clan has been championing throughout the north-east.”
Janine Still, Aberdeenshire area services co-ordinator for the charity, added: “We are so grateful to Stephen for organising this incredible event which is really getting people talking in Inverurie.
“We receive no government funding, so the services we offer are all paid for by our own fundraising endeavours and those of our supporters and clients.”