Thousands of pounds has been raised in memory of a Moray teen whose dying wish was to help other young people with cancer.
More than 100 hardy cyclists saddled up last Sunday to raise funds for the Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation.
The charity was set up in 2017 by 15-year-old Abbie Main, who was determined to provide support for children affected by cancer.
The 15-year-old had battled sarcoma, a rare form of the disease, for about five years before losing her fight on Christmas Day 2017.
Prior to her death, and with the help of her family, she set up the charity to assist other children, and their families, during their own cancer journey.
Last Sunday, Elgin Cycling Club organised a fundraising cycle in her memory – with pedal power helping the charity bring in £4,000 of donations.
Fundraisers travelled a 62-mile loop from Elgin to Nairn, while others took on the shorter 31-mile option between Elgin and Forres, before finishing back at Elgin Football Club where a raffle was in place.
Organiser Linda Smith said: “The weather was great for our rides.
“It was particularly lovely to hear of riders tackling a hill or a distance for the first time, and how much everyone enjoyed the day.
“We had ample food and fuel for our riders all round the courses, thanks to the generosity of local cafes, suppliers and an army of bakers from amongst our riders and Abbie’s supporters.
‘We have a lot of people to thank for making the day happen: our community has been incredibly generous.”
For more information about the Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation go to abbiessparklefoundation.org