Lochaber Charities Step Up For Arduous Challenge

by Holyrood PR

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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Local volunteers are offering their support in Lochaber to support fundraising teams attempting to complete this year’s Caledonian Challenge, a 54 gruelling miletrek from Gairlochy to Auchtertyre.

Both Spean Bridge Senior Citizens Association and Friends of Nevis volunteers are participating, and in exchange for their efforts, both charities are receiving a portion of donations raised during the challenge.

The donations raised will allow the charities more flexibility and greater effectiveness in their services they provide.

John Fotheringham, who runs the Spean Bridge Elderly Citizens Association said: “We are delighted to be taking part for the fourth time and be in a position to help again this year and look forward to cheering the teams on.

“We’re hoping the donations this year will allow the charity to fund a trip to Portree and organise our Christmas plans for lunches and to go to a Pantomime which everyone absolutely loved last year.”

Volunteers will be marking trails, registering entrants, and help boost morale throughout the event. 

Founded in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has attracted more than 14,000 participants who have raised over £11 million for The Scottish Community Foundation who then disperse grants to help achieve lasting impacting across Scotland’s communities.

This coverage can be viewed in full on the Lochaber News Online website and was achieved as part of the ongoing PR campaign by the Holyrood Partnership on behalf of The Caledonian Challenge.

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