A brave 11-year-old from Perth has inspired a whole football team to raise a decent amout of cash for Diabetes UK.
Abi Mitchell, a pupil at Viewlands Primary in the Fair City, has Type 1 Diabetes but it doesn’t stop her from living a full and active life.
Inspired by her courage, players from Bridge of Earn amateurs, one of the top teams in the Perthshire League First Division, have embarked on a fund-raising effort for diabetes.
In fact, the lads have, literally, got on their bikes, to raise money for this worthy cause.
They recently undertook a 32-mile cycle from Bridge of Earn to Auchterarder and back, raising £400 each for Diabetes UK and club funds.
In doing so, they kept themselves fit with what really was a training session with a difference.
Not only that, but manager Max Smith raised £1,000-plus for Diabetes UK by undertaking a 100-mile cycle in the London area.
Abi was a special guest at Bridge of Earn’s home game against Strathearn Grove and is pictured (left) with Max and the rest of the squad.