Son to raise char­ity funds

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN man is cy­cling 400 kilo­me­tre across Cuba to raise money for can­cer pa­tients at Lorn and the Is­lands hos­pi­tal.

CalMac worker, Danny Keenan, 48, is swap­ping the en­gine room of the Fin­lag­gan ferry for ly­cra and a bi­cy­cle seat in or­der to raise cash for an in­ter­net con­nec­tion at the MacMil­lan can­cer care room in the Oban hos­pi­tal.

Danny will be ac­com­pa­nied by CalMac col­league, Mark Buchan, on the trek.

Danny, a fa­ther of two, ex­plained: ‘I am re­ally pleased that I will also be rais­ing money for the hos­pi­tal to pro­vide much needed ser­vices for pa­tients. We have lost a good few friends and rel­a­tives over the years and some of them were helped im­mensely by the staff in Oban.’

But for Danny the MacMil­lan Can­cer Sup­port fa­cil­i­ties at the hos­pi­tal are close to his heart, af­ter mum, Beatrice, has un­der­gone treat­ment for can­cer on two oc­ca­sions. Beatrice, a for­mer nurse at the hos­pi­tal, said she was very proud of Mark. His cho­sen char­ity is the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion and the men have paid for the whole trip them­selves.

To do­nate to Mark’s char­ity trek, spon­sor forms are avail­able from mem­bers of the MacMil­lan group in Oban and at the hos­pi­tal.

Proud mum Beatrice and Mark

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