Cyclists put their hearts into challenge
HEART attack survivors are cycling from Oban to Fort William to raise awareness of the condition and help fund a local support group.
Members and friends of HeartSmart Lochaber will face the challenge this Sunday, August 7.
The group was founded by the late Dr Gavin Brown, who came to the Belford Hospital in Fort William in 1983.
Today, HeartSmart Lochaber is still going strong but as a self-help, non-funded group which relies solely on fundraising and donations.
To boost funds, several of the group’s members, most of whom have or have had heart problems will take on the 44mile cycle.
Sammy Cameron, group chairman, said: ‘I had a heart attack 24 years ago and I am hoping to complete the cycle.
‘Any donations will be very welcome and will go towards the cost of hall rent, exercise equipment and other essentials.
‘Donations can be given to any member of HeartSmart or can be handed in to Sammy’s Chip Shop in Caol.
‘We meet every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Caol Community Centre and we welcome anyone who has or has had a heart-related condition.’
Sammy Cameron, who had a heart attack 24 years ago, is taking on a cycle challenge this weekend.