Aberdeen Lord Provost to face his greatest fear

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett will come face to face with his greatest fear when he holds a tarantula, to help raise funds for UCAN Urological CANcer charity, at 11.30am on Sunday 02 September at Wynford Farm Park.

The ‘Face Your Fears’ weekend has been organised by Wynford Farm Park as part of its ‘ICAN, WECAN, UCAN!’ fundraising activities for the urological cancer charity.

Other participants will snuggle a snake, rendezvous with a rat, sidle up to a scorpion or cuddle a cockroach, in a bid to raise money for UCAN, which is dedicated to raising awareness of urological cancers and aims to improve support and quality of life for people and families who are affected.

The weekend also features fun-packed activities for all the family to enjoy including stalls, a treasure hunt, face painting and henna tattoos, ferret racing, guess the giant tortoise weight, and much more.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett said: “I really don’t like the idea of holding a great big tarantula, but I’m determined not to get in a spin and help raise some money for UCAN Urological CANcer charity. Hopefully, I’ll get my photo taken with the tarantula and it will appear on the web.

“Good luck to everyone taking part in the different challenges and remember if I can, we can, UCAN.”

George Hogg, owner of Wynford Farm Park, said: “This weekend at Wynford Farm we are having a charity fundraiser for UCAN, the Urological Cancer Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. It’s called ICAN WECAN UCAN Face Your Fears and we’re challenging individuals to raise cash for UCAN by getting sponsored to hold the beast that scares them the most. We’re thrilled the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett is going to be our charity champion and has agreed to face the Tarantula Tickle challenge.”

Anyone who would like to support the Lord Provost to raise funds for UCAN can do so by donating on the I Can, We Can, UCAN Just Giving page.


Alternatively, visit www.justgiving.com then click on the search icon and type I Can We Can UCAN to open the Wynford Farm Park fundraising page.

There are five urological cancers: prostate / bladder / kidney / testicular / penile. Urological cancers can affect both men and women, although more common in men. They account for one in three of all cancers in men, and one in five of all cancers in men and women. For more information visit www.ucanaberdeen.com

I CAN! WE CAN! UCAN! weekend

10am-4pm on Saturday 01 September and Sunday 02 September 2018

Wynford Farm Park, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8RG