Fundraiser is what the doctors ordered

Nico Grunenberg, Carol Clubb, Tracy Green and Guy Woodroffe on the winners podium.

Nico Grunenberg, Carol Clubb, Tracy Green and Guy Woodroffe on the winners podium.

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A team of medical professionals from Forfar came up with the right prescription to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Calling themselves The Forfar Flaggers, they recently successfully completed the 81-mile Etape Caledonia cycling challenge, recognised as one of the country’s premier sporting events.

The team of doctors Guy Woodroffe and Nico Grunenberg from the Ravenswood Surgery and district nurses Tracy Green and Carol Clubb took the high road on May 8.

Starting and finishing in Pitlochry, the route took in the Munro Schiehallion.

The ‘flaggers’ had trained hard for the endurance test which they undertook in memory of Cal Ballantine, a nephew of Guy and his wife Dr Sue Woodroffe.

Cal sadly passed away in December after a 10-month battle against a rare cancer.

During his illness he raised an incredible £20,000 for TCT through his company, “Made in Manchester”, which sold T-shirts he designed.

The Forfar Flaggers had hoped to raise £2000 but at the time of going to press on Tuesday (yesterday) the total on their just-giving page stood at £3052.86.

Dr Sue Woodroffe said: “Our team of four finished the Etape and did so well. Nico was first home of the four in a time of four hours 23 minutes. Guy was next at 4hrs 33mins and the girls came in at six hours.

“Carol and Tracy were delighted as they did not have to get off to climb any hills so all the training in the glens paid off.

“We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic support shown to us from family, friends, colleagues and above all patients. We are incredibly grateful for all their donations as every penny raised will help a teenager in Britain with cancer.”

Donations can still be made via the online justgiving page on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sue-Woodroffe