Herlp for Heroes Judd raises thousands

Judd Clark, front centre

Judd Clark, front centre

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MARKINCH teenager Judd Clark has raised thousands of pounds for a charity close to his heart.

Auchmuty High pupil Judd, (14), has been raising money for Help for Heroes- the charity that helps those wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.

Judd was delighted with his latest fund-raiser- a charity quiz night at Markinch Bowling Club, and revealed why he chose Help for Heroes.

He said: “It went very well, we raised another £530. So that’s now just over £3,000 in three years. My aim is to raise £5,000 in four years.

“All three fund-raisers have been at Markinch Bowling Club- two bowling competitions and one quiz night. I’m hoping to do more soon.

“It was a great night. We set out chairs for about 70 people but we had to get more chairs in. It was great numbers, absolutely fantastic.

“I love doing it. I think it’s good to help injured servicemen and women.

“I’m in the Army Cadets and we were given a talk by a guy from Help for Heroes and I thought it was excellent what the charity do.

“It clicked with me and I thought it would be great to help them.”

The enthusiastic teenager is already looking to do more charity events for Help for Heroes.

He added: “I’m hopefully going to do more. A bowling competition in August, and, as the quiz night went well, it would be good to have another one at the end of the year maybe. I will do anything I can, a race night might be a good thing to do as well.”

Judd thanked Ciao Italian in Dunfermline, the Clubhouse Group, the Big Stooshie and Kingdom FM among others for donating prizes to the quiz night.

Judd is also a volunteer at local radio station Kingdom FM. Some of the station’s DJs came along to support his latest charity event.

And although he enjoys helping out and being on air, he sees his future elsewhere.

He said: “Everyone enjoyed the night. Nearly everyone that works at Kingdom FM was there, they brought three teams.

“I love the place, everybody is great.

“I want to be a policeman. But I might do radio before that.

“I go on air with Vanessa Motion and Ian Gilmour on their weekend show- ‘The Saturday Crew’. It’s good fun.”

Judd lives at home in Markinch with his younger sister, older brother and parents.

KEVIN QUINN