Group legs it six miles to boost ABCD char­ity cof­fers

The Oban Times - - News -

THE AN­NUAL Ar­gyll Beats Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Dis­ease (ABCD) spon­sored walk took place last Sun­day rais­ing £1,000.

The group started the six-mile cir­cuit at Oban hos­pi­tal then made its way round Gal­lanach via the Ker­rera slip­way and back by Glen­shel­lach.

Andy Hen­der­son, sec­re­tary of ABCD, said: ‘We used to be in­volved with the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion and raised money for them, then we set up our own foun­da­tion so we could spend the money lo­cally.’

Carol John­ston, who was tak­ing part in the spon­sored walk with her son, said: ‘It’s some­thing we look for­ward to and it helps those who are af­fected by the dis­ease.’

ABCD trustee Glenda Critch­ley said: ‘I’ve taken part in the walk for the last four years. It’s very im­por­tant for the char­ity to get as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to take part. It’s one of a few good things we do each year.’

The to­tal sum raised by the char­ity since it started 15 years ago is £200,000.

STEP­PING OUT: walk­ers at the start of the Ar­gyll Beats Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Dis­ease walk on Sun­day.

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