Rally duo take on marathon for charity
TOBERMORY’S Alasdair Currie and co- driver Steven Brown will run and cycle the stages of the 2016 Mull Rally. Both team members will cycle or run each road used for ‘the best rally in the world’ to fundraise for local charities. This totals some 53 miles each over the world renowned rally stages around the island, split into sections.
Currie and Brown currently compete in the British Rally Championship National Cup in a Peugeot 106 and hope to become class champions before returning home for the Mull Rally in October.
They have bagged two consecutive class wins this year and hope for greater success on the final two rounds in Ireland and the Isle of Man. As a team, they are determined, motivated and dedicated to make the best out of every plan.
Currie, 18, has a working career at sea and finds the RNLI to be a worthy cause close to his heart, and it’s one he would love to help in any way possible. He said: ‘The RNLI is a lifeline for anyone at sea and I believe we should do what we can to help. I spend most of my life at sea and thought this was an ideal opportunity to give something back. For someone who doesn’t usually run or cycle, it sounds hard enough.’
Brown, 32, works as a GP in Kinlochleven through the week and on Mull some weekends. He said: ‘I am aiming to raise funds and awareness for the Marie Curie team on Mull. They provide a key service supporting patients and families living with terminal illness on the island. It is invaluable to know they are there when I am treating the same patients through my work.’
The team welcome any support for either of their chosen charities through their Just Giving pages or by contacting them directly.
Alasdair Currie, right, pictured with Tobermory lifeboat coxwain David McHaffie, will run and cycle the stages of the Mull Rally to raise funds for the RNLI.