Breast Cancer walk raises thousands

The ninth annual Girvan Breakthrough Breast Cancer Walk was a resounding success this summer.

Over £4,500 was raised by the 137 men, women and children who took part in the walk on Saturday 1 June.

The first £1,300 of this amount was raised by Asda in Girvan as part of a bag packing day and organisers wished to give them a big thanks.

They also wished to thank the following for their help in the event:

Jack Thomson from Body Matters, Gym who gave his time to come along and do the warm up exercises prior to starting the walk;

Maggie’s Fruit Shop who donated a large box of mixed fruit;

Alan Wells and John Green who kindly donated 10 cases of bottled water;

Nestle, Girvan who donated a large box of mixed confectionery;

Carol Scobie and the Scottish Co-op, who donated 10 cases of bottled water together various chocolate treats for distribution at the refreshment stops;

Health Promotion Department, NHS Ayrshire and Arran who donated stress balls, pens and various leaflets for the goodie bags;

Anne Robertson and Scottish Slimmers who donated copies of their Boost magazine again for the goodie bags;

Tyler and Coby Mitchell who donated the all important chocolate biscuits for the well earned goodie bags;

And of course Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Edinburgh kindly provided pink pin badges for each of the goodie bags together with baking sets that included a breast cancer ribbon cookie cutter. Pamela Newby from the Edinburgh Breakthrough Office came down and started the event and the money has been banked directly with them;

Many thanks must also go to:- Family and friends who gave up their Saturday evening to staff the refreshment stops and most importantly offer encouragement along the route. Thanks for that go to: Darren Mitchell, Margaret Scobie, Kevin Scobie, Clare Kennedy, Kerry Bell, Tammy Thomson, Linda Jardine, Paula and Alfie Murphy, James Meredith, Kirsty Fulton, Rebeca and Iain Morgan, Larraine Wilson, Katrina Wilson, Sharon Graham, Lorraine Cord, Colette McGarva, Rosemary Forbes, Carol Rundle and Andy Moore.

Thanks to the First Aider, Alistair Jardine, and the Rescue Unit, Kenneth Scobie and lastly to Jim Strathearn for all his help.

Next years walk will take place on 7 June 2014 and it is a very special one since it is the 10th annual walk so be sure to make it along.