Mark Robinson, a North East Man has completed a challenge to walk 1,000,000 steps - equivalent to 463.24 miles (Aberdeen to Skegness where Mark likes holidaying at Butlins).  The money is going to NHS Charities Mark was spurred on by the example st by Captain Tom Moore. The money is being raised to go towards  To contribute to Mark's fundraiser, go to his JustGiving page - . Mark has received even a card from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.  As a gesture of good will, bosses at Butlins are contributing family passes for NHS employees for each 100,000 steps Mark has taken.

Matthew Kinghorn who normally works at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen as a net rigger has taken to writing a story - 'Grin and Bear it' an illustrated story about a family of bears experiencing the ups and downs of lock down life.  Mark was recorded reading the story in the forest around Pitmedden Garden.  The video is been seen by over 25,000 people and appreciated by very many.

Vikki McIntee has raised over £700 by running 100 miles in three weeks for the B12 Society- a charity that raises awareness of vitamin B12 deficiency.  Vikki was diagnosed with the condition after a series of doctors visits.  The condition presented itself in July 2016. 

Mo Simpson from Aberdeen who wrote 'The Dump' as a story for her 4 grand children to encourage the children to recycle waste- what can and what can not be recycled. The story features the adventures of 4 dump collecting trucks. The story has been greatly favoured by her publisher.  

This and all the stories today were featured in the Evening Express.

Brian's scriptures for today.

1 John 4:10

10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

1 John 4:19

19 We love each other[a] because he loved us first.

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