Sea of pink as Ballachulish youngsters get racing for cancer research
BALLACHULISH was a sea of pink as pupils and parents from the local school raced for life in support of cancer sufferers.
Around 90 people took part in the event which saw upper school pupils compete in a 5k race with youngsters from the lower school running shorter distances.
Proceedings kicked off with a warm-up, lead by Lorna from Highland Hustle. The pupils showed their youth as Morag Milne, who helped marshal the race, said the winner finished so quickly she had a tough time getting round to the finish line on time.
The principal teacher added: ‘It was a huge success. The pupils absolutely loved taking part in the race. Leon Lawrie, who is in primary six, won it for the boys and Molly McLachlan, primary four, won it for the girls.
‘The older pupils were really good at looking after the younger ones, making sure they got round the village safely and kept the spirits up, so we were delighted for them and everyone who took part.’
More than £200 has been donated so far on the school’s just giving page with cash still being collected by the children from their sponsors. The final amount will be donated to cancer research. Ms Milne said: ‘People turned up in fancy dress which always adds to the enjoyment and we were raising money for cancer research so pink was the dominant colour.
‘ We’re really grateful for the generosity from the local community in their donations and also to the businesses who helped make the event possible.’