A grand gesture from Hugh

The cheque handover at Hillcrest
The cheque handover at Hillcrest

One of the friends of Hillcrest care home in Girvan has donated his sponsorship money from the Great North Run to the charity.

Local charity Friends 
of Hillcrest operate a minibus and provide other comforts for the residents of Hillcrest.

This week Hugh came down to Girvan from his home in Kilmarnock and personally presented chairman Denis Reid with a cheque for £300.

Denis said: “Having heard from me about my role as chairman and the hard work of my committee Hugh kindly decided to donate his sponsorship money to Friends of Hillcrest.

“Among his sponsors Hugh included the Stewards of Edinburgh Castle where he carries out Living History presentations on a regular basis.

“We greatly appreciate support from friends and members of the public who are kind enough to support us.”

Denis added: “This is was a wonderful gesture on Hugh’s part and is greatly appreciated by Friends of Hillcrest.”