Walk of ages: gen­er­a­tions join play park fight

The Oban Times - - News -

MORE than 300 strollers took part in a spon­sored in­ter-gen­er­a­tional walk on Thurs­day, along the foot­path be­tween the Cor­ran Halls and Dunol­lie Cas­tle.

The mile walk was or­gan­ised by Elaine Craig and Aileen Michie, of Friends of Oban Com­mu­nity Play Park, to raise funds to­wards £60,000 still needed to build the £100,000 un­der-fives play park.

In bright sun­shine, as walk­ers stopped for re­fresh­ments laid on by Dunol­lie staff, Elaine Craig told The Oban Times there had been ‘a good turnout’.

‘It’s lovely to see young chil­dren and the older gen­er­a­tion to­gether,’ she added.

Many mums and grannies were joined by Oban Health Walks and Se­niors Fo­rum and pre-school and pri­mary 1 chil­dren from Lochnell, Rock­field and Park pri­mary schools and from Lit­tle Learn­ers, Stra­mash and First Steps nurs­eries.

The amount raised, Ms Craig said, would be­come clear as it comes in from the groups, schools and par­ents dur­ing the com­ing weeks.

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