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Active Kids for Caithness


By David G Scott


A GROUP of friends launched their new business venture at the recent Caithness Show in Wick and are hoping to improve opportunities for local children.

Kris Hamilton, Bryan McKiddie and Sarah Dunnett were at the popular agricultural show promoting their company called Active Kids #BreakingTheBarrier.

Speaking at the show, Kris said: "I have a gym at Ackergill where I do personal group training but we're all here today to launch the new business."

Kris Hamilton, Bryan McKiddie and Sarah Dunnett at the recent Caithness Show in Wick promoting their new business venture. Picture: DGS
Kris Hamilton, Bryan McKiddie and Sarah Dunnett at the recent Caithness Show in Wick promoting their new business venture. Picture: DGS

Over 2018, Kris and Sarah worked together to raise money for local charities and promoted their business plan at the Beast Race, a 10k obstacle race just outside of Inverness, in a bid to find new members.

Sarah said: "This year, Kris, myself and Bryan Mckiddie with our respective businesses [Hamilton Optimum Training, 3D Personal Training and Bmck Fitness and Coaching] decided to join forces and raise funds with a single objective – to improve the opportunities of local children in Caithness."

For their inaugural year, the trio opted to select one primary school from each side of the county – Newton Park in Wick and Pennyland in Thurso – as well as working alongside Caithness Community Connections. All the cash raised will be used to support the schools and groups in providing equal opportunities and activities for all children.

"Our fundraising events include recently attending the County Show which consisted of some kids and adults fitness competitions, a baking stand and also a burpee challenge where children could choose which of the three personal trainers they wished to have a 1-2-1 race against," said Sarah.

Further events include a quiz night which will be held on Saturday, August 24 in Harper's Bar from 7pm and the Beast Race on Saturday, August 31 in Dores where it is hoped that over 70 members will take part on the day. "We won't be hard to miss either as we will all be wearing bright pink personalised team T-shirts."

Raffle tickets for cash prizes along with other prizes donated by local businesses and members of the public.

Further information can be found on the Active Kids Facebook page.



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