Cy­clists put their hearts into chal­lenge

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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