Military set to do battle on football field for cancer charity

Military charity test at Borough Briggs next week

Military security units from the RAF and Army are set to do battle in Moray – with the ultimate winners likely to be a leading cancer charity.

A sporting challenge has been issued that will see the RAF Police take on the Military Provost Guard Service at Elgin City’s Borough Briggs football ground.

The match has been organised by Cpl ‘Bobby’ McDowall and comes after he tragically lost an aunt to cancer. Now Bobby has organised the event with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

“I think it goes without saying that almost everyone knows someone affected by cancer at some point in their life,” he told insideMoray, adding: “In fact one of the players at the event, Cpl Peter Swierczek, is himself a cancer survivor having fought off stage four testicular cancer which spread as far as his lungs”.

The football match forms part of a wider series of events, the first being a golfing competition in which the MPGS were victorious. The overall winning team will take home a special trophy and it is hoped that this inaugural event will develop into an annual fundraising occasion.

Kick off for the big match on Thursday, May 7 will be at 2pm – entrance will be free with donations welcomed on entry to the ground. In the evening there will also be a Race Night and Charity Auction at the same venue from 6pm.

For further details contact Cpl McDowall on 01343 816705 or