Early on Sunday morning 5th May; Jim MacFarlane & Finlay Kerr (Jr) finally arrived at Inverness stadium, 23 hours and 21 minutes after leaving Fort William to complete the gold level of Maggie’s Monster challenge . Ewan Reid had joined the team from the start and completed the silver challenge up to Drumnadrochit, a significant undertaking in itself.
So far this team of old boys from the 1988 release have raised over £1600 for the Maggie’s centres. Having met so many wonderful people, with significant emotional investment in the work of the Maggie’s centres, team Keil concluded that this was indeed a particularly worthwhile event are proud to have contributed in their own small way to the work of an outstanding organisation.
If you like to add a little more to the effort, all contributions are gratefully received at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/persevereinhope88.
Special thanks to Finlay’s pregnant wife Fiona and Finlay Sr for stepping into the breach when the original support team were forced to pull out due to family issues.
It used to be exciting when my pals were heading off on overseas adventures, but I’m just not sure how to take it when my school contemporaries are sending their offspring away to do good things in far flung places
In any case, here’s an email from Gavin Bruce, who was a Keil boy in the 80’s
You may or may not be aware that my youngest daughter Danielle has been accepted on a gap year placement to Fiji starting in January next year. During the gap year (7months) she will be working in a special needs school assisting teachers and children aged from 6 – 16.
The charity that she will be working for is a specialist gap year charity called Lattitude Global volunteering who will organise her accommodation, placement and assistance while she is in Fiji.
Over the next year she will be raising funds through various events, ceilidh, bag packing with friends etc. and, here’s the good bit a sponsored walk of the West highland way with a friend and her old man.
In between fundraising she has asked for work experience at Hampden Special needs school in Glasgow who have kindly agreed to help out
Here’s where you come in, I have agreed to walk the west highland way starting at Milngavie on 04 April 2011 and ending 7 days and a few blisters later at Fort William on the understanding that a split of the total funds raised by Danielle, Linsey and myself is given to Lattitude and Hampden Special needs school, I would be very grateful if you could assist by letting me add your name\company name with your suggested sponsorship to our list.
You can donate to Gav and Danielles efforts at their JustGiving page.