‘Ne­vis at Night’ no more this year

The Oban Times - - News -

A FUNDRAIS­ING walk in mem­ory of a Fort Wil­liam man has been can­celled due to low num­bers.

Or­gan­is­ers, Lochaber To­gether, which fundraises lo­cally for Can­cer Re­search UK, made the ‘dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion’ to post­pone the event due to take place on Satur­day (Septem­ber 19).

It is hoped it can be resched­uled for next year.

The five-kilo­me­tre walk, ‘Ne­vis at Night’, will see a group make their way through Fort Wil­liam be­fore head­ing up the town’s Cow Hill in mem­ory of Brian Daw­son, right, a stal­wart of Lochaber To­gether, who lost his own bat­tle with can­cer in May.

Adam Ram­sey, chair­man of the fundrais­ing group, said: ‘We are very sorry we have had to take the de­ci­sion to can­cel.

‘Brian was a core mem­ber of the group and we miss him.

‘ We have plans in place for other fundrais­ers and will look again at the Ne­vis at Night event for 2016.

‘If any­one would like to get in­volved in sup­port­ing Can­cer Re­search UK ei­ther by or­gan­is­ing their own fundraiser, or by be­com­ing in­volved with the Lochaber To­gether group we would love to hear from them.’

Dorothy Roger, Lochaber’s lo­cal fundrais­ing manger for Can­cer Re­search UK, added: ‘The Ne­vis at Night route over the shoul­der of Cow Hill was fan­tas­tic and I think peo­ple would re­ally have en­joyed it.

‘How­ever, a new event takes a lot of or­gan­is­ing and calls on lots of vol­un­teer mar­shalls and other sup­port to make it hap­pen.

‘ With two weeks to go it isn’t fair to ask peo­ple to set time aside for the event when par­tic­i­pant num­bers are so low.’

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