A MAGNIFICENT £6,170 profit was made from this year’s Marykirk Raft Race, £2,000 up on 2010.
The race attracted 17 teams - many in fancy dress - from across the area and it is estimated 900 to 1,000 attended the fun day in the park afterwards.
Fifty per cent of the funds raised, £3,085, was presented to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) at a recent presentation in the Marykirk Hotel. The remainder of the money was shared between eight charities or local organisations.
Macmillan Stracathro, Help for Heroes, Friends of Carronhill, St Andrews First Aid, Marykirk PCC, Marykirk Lunch Club, Marykirk Pensioners and Marykirk Hall all received £385.