Aberdeen FC’s women’s team is taking part in a 24-hour sponsored run to raise funds for the AFC Community Trust.
All 19 players in the squad will be joined by two coaches and a former player in taking part in the run, which begins at midnight on Saturday, June 27.
Each runner will take it in turns to run for an hour, with four players volunteering to split the two hour-long slots.
Natasha Bruce, one of the players who will run twice, said: “We wanted to do a fundraiser to support AFCCT because of the fantastic work it has been doing and the positive impact it has made in supporting the community.
“This is a way for us to give something back to the club and the trust and to raise awareness of the need for continued support.
“Originally our target was to raise £1,000 but we quickly raised £1,500, so we have upped it to £3,000.”
AFC Women captain Kelly Forrest hopes to run 10km in her hour-long slot after following the training programme set-out by the club.
She said: “AFC has given us weekly programmes which are very specific as to how we should train with fitness, running schedules and ball work.”
All the money raised in the fundraising run will go to AFCCT for the #StillStandingFree campaign which has been supporting the fans and the wider community throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Donations to the fundraiser can be made at