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Elgin boy launches keepy-up quest

By SPP Reporter

Elgin footballer Josh black (11) to carry out a keepy-up challenge with a twist.
Elgin footballer Josh black (11) to carry out a keepy-up challenge with a twist.

A MORAY footballing talent is completing a keepy-up challenge with a difference.

Josh Black, who is signed for Aberdeen FC’S Under 12 squad, has temporarily been hit by Wimbledon fever and has swapped his football for a tennis ball for the charity fundraiser.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the 11-year-old’s total will be announced during a Macmillan Cancer Support event at Boots, based at Elgin’s Springfield Retail Park.

As well as offering advice from its pharmacists, Boots has introduced training for its No7 advisors to help deliver more ways for people affected by cancer to get information and support.

It costs £1 to guess just how many keepy-ups Josh will complete, with the winning guess announced towards the end of tomorrow’s event, which runs from 11am to 4pm. There will be other fundraising activities taking place during the day, with all proceeds going to Macmillan.

A raffle will also be held, with a signed No 7 Aberdeen FC football top among the prizes. Everyone is welcome to attend and to guess how many keepy-ups Josh manages. In 2011, Josh raised £650 for Save The Children by completing a sponsored keepy-uppy challenge. But on that occasion, he was more familiar with the ball he was keeping in the air.

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