A group of north-east runners raised hundreds of pounds to support homeless people in the north-east during a speedy litter pick-up.
Organised by Fraserburgh gym owner Milena Tkacz and fish factory worker Des McMenamin, the Black Bag Jog brought together members of the local community to jog or walk in a six-mile loop around the coastal town.
They carried bin bags with them which were used for collecting rubbish from Fraserburgh’s streets and parks.
The aim of the project was to raise cash to help combat homelessness in Aberdeenshire as well as promoting keeping the town tidy.
A total of 64 black bin bags were filled with litter and £400 was raised to help the north-east’s homeless.
Miss Tkacz, owner of Polfit gym, said: “Our ethos is to continually promote health and wellbeing and I wanted to create an event that allowed us to not only engage with the public, particularly mums, dads and children, but also to find ways of how we can put something back into the community.
“I believe that the Black Bag Jog enabled us to do that. It was a tremendous effort from everyone involved and I look forward to organising more events like this in the future.”
Mr McMenamin, fellow organiser and HR business partner at Young’s Seafood, added: “As part of our Fish for Life corporate social responsibility programme, we’re proud to be involved in our local communities.
“It’s fantastic that, through the Black Bag Jog, we were able to help clean up the town, get some exercise and raise nearly £400 for charity in the process.”