Over 5000 flock to Elgin’s Motorfun in the park day

RAFBF ‘Long Way Round’ display.

It was fun in the sun all the way for an estimated 5000 people who turned out for the Elgin Rotary Club ‘Motorfun’ day in Cooper Park on Sunday.

A variety of stalls, displays and live music provided the perfect background with the Fochabers Fiddlers amongst the first to entertain the crowd.

‘Motorfun’ was introduced by the Rotarians as a means of saying thank you to the community and their fundraising throughout the year. Spokesman Sandy Ritchie said: “The crowds were even larger than we had last year with the good weather playing a part in that.

“Vintage cars and classic motorbikes were on display but there were also a number of new car dealers showing hundreds of vehicles.”

Dozens of charity stalls were on show including Team RAFBF Lossiemouth, who were as ever energetic in promoting the service charity. Organiser Karen Cox said: “It was a wonderful day when we were joined by members of the RAF Way Round, a group of Lossiemouth servicemen who in September will be taking part in a long distance motorcycle run.

“They will visit 36 current and former RAF bases in Scotland, England and Wales over seven days – covering a total of 2500 miles with all proceeds going to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

“On Sunday the weather was amazing and we managed to raise almost £300 for the fund on the day as well as selling another £300 in RAFBF merchandise!”

Motorfun is a biannual event that rotates with the Marafun run through the centre of Elgin.

Further information on the ‘RAF Way Round’ can be found online at http://www.justgiving.com/therafwayround.

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