Deputy head of livestock at Aberdeen and Northern Marts, Colin Slessor, has raised more than £27,000 for the charity Friends of Anchor, after completing the Edinburgh Marathon last month.

Since facing cancer 16 years ago and receiving treatment from the NHS and support from Friends of Anchor, Colin has regularly been involved in charity work and assisting many local charity auctions over the years.

After running the London Marathon twice back in the 1990’s, this year Colin saw the opportunity to raise some vital funds for Friends of Anchor whilst also getting himself fitter.

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Colin said: “Having twice run the London Marathon back in 1993 and 1998, I had always kept the burning desire to revisit this rather extreme challenge, and with the unwavering support from my family, friends and the wider community and a lot of training, I made it over the finish line.

"I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated, the support I have received has been nothing short of incredible. Friends of Anchor are a charity very close to my heart and I am delighted to have exceeded my fundraising target of £5000, with every single penny going towards helping to support more people with cancer in the region.”