Missing Buckie pensioner’s son goes the extra mile for charity

Ian Bramald and (inset) son Jim.

The son of a pensioner who went missing from his Buckie home earlier this year is set to raise funds for one of the groups that helped in the massive search for his father.

Ian Bramald, who suffers from dementia, went missing from his home in February, sparking a massive search throughout the area involving hundreds of local volunteers as well as police and RAF helicopters.

Also involved in the search was the Search and Rescue Dogs Association Scotland (SARDA) – now Mr Bramald’s son Jim, 40, is to take on a 36-mile ultra-marathon along the Speyside Way on behalf of the charity.

[box type=”info”] Donations to Mr Bramald’s marathon effort can be made via www.justgiving.com/JimBramald [/box] “The disappearance of my dad left a huge hole in the life of all the family,” Mr Bramald said, adding: “We were deeply touched and amazed at the massive effort of all those involved in searching for him, including many volunteers from Buckie.

“The search and rescue dogs caught my imagination – it was a privilege to have them search for my dad.”

Mr Bramald, whose previous longest run was the Elgin half-marathon last year, has already raised over £2400 of his £4000 target for SARDA with his employers at Ithaca Energy promising to match any sum he reaches.

Meanwhile the search for Ian Bramald has never stopped, with the detective who led the inquiry into his disappearance, Detective Inspector Norman Stevenson, saying: “We are still keep to trace Mr Bramald so we can piece together what happened and bring closure to his family.

“The support we had from the community was amazing and so I’m sure that they will get behind the Bramald family once again to cheer Jim on and support him in his effort.”


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