11th December 2018
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Fitness classes raise £15,000 for charities

At the Kalmar barge presentation are (from left): challenge winner John Coward, 73; Brae High School ASN and pupils support principal teacher and participant Logan Nicolson; Bell's Brae ASN department deputy head Julia McGinlay; CADSS board member and participant Sylvia Moncrieff; organiser and trainer David O'Sullivan; CADSS chairwoman Jackie Diamond; CADSS manager Gill Hession; Kalmar barge master Ian Wignall. Photo: Dave Donaldson

At the Kalmar barge presentation are (from left): challenge winner John Coward, 73; Brae High School ASN and pupils support principal teacher and participant Logan Nicolson; Bell’s Brae ASN department deputy head Julia McGinlay; CADSS board member and participant Sylvia Moncrieff; organiser and trainer David O’Sullivan; CADSS chairwoman Jackie Diamond; CADSS manager Gill Hession; Kalmar barge master Ian Wignall. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Fitness trainer David O’Sullivan has raised £15,000 from his fitness classs this year which is all going to local charities.

Representatives from the ASN departments of Bell’s Brae Primary School, Anderson High School and Brae High School, as well as MS Shetland and drugs agency CADSS, were on the barge Kalmar in Lerwick on Friday night to receive cheques for a share of the money.

Last year Mr O’Sullivan, who is a rigger with Petrofac, raised money for the Bell’s Brae and Anderson High ASN departments through “Challenge Shetland”, comprising sponsored classes for Shetland Gas Plant workers who lived on the barges.

Over the two years he has raised a total of £37,500. This year members of the public are to be invited to his classes, held on the Kalmar barge three nights a week. Participants will pay £1 per session, to go to local charities.

About Rosalind Griffiths

I am a Shetland Times reporter covering news, including health stories, and features. I have been in Shetland for more than 30 years.

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