A north-east charity has been honoured by Aberdeen University for its tireless support of vital medical research.
The Moonlight Prowl, in Fraserburgh, has raised £800,000 for breast cancer research at the university since it was launched a decade ago.
The event take place every summer and involves hundreds of women walking either six or 13 miles, with many in fancy dress.
Yesterday, at Aberdeen University’s graduation ceremony the organising committee was presented with an honorary benefactors award.
Four of the organisers took to the stage at the university’s Elphinstone Hall to collect the honour.
Speaking after the ceremony, chairwoman Margaret-Jane Cardno said the group was overwhelmed by the university’s decision.
She said: “It’s a very humbling experience, we feel very lucky and very proud to accept the award on behalf of everyone who has helped make the event a huge success.
“We have had a lot of support over the past 10 years, with more than 120 volunteers who help us, this award is for all of them too.”
And she admitted the group could never have imagined the event would go onto become such a success.
She said: “We knew in the first year that we organised it that it was the right time to do it.
“Because the money is always used in the local area people have always been very supportive of us.”