A grandfather and his colleague walked 71 miles alongside the West Highland Approach in Scotland – and raised nearly £3,000 for Northern Eire Youngsters’s Hospice.
Colin Brown and Darrell Arbuthnot had been completely delighted with the quantity raised – in reminiscence of Colin’s grand daughter Olivia Catherine Brown who handed away final Christmas Day aged simply two weeks previous.
Rosses Farm man Colin was so impressed with the best way that Hospice (Horizon Home) had sorted his son Lewis, his companion Michelle, and the household circle throughout their time of sorrow that he determined he needed to do one thing to pay NI Youngsters’s Hospice again.
So the plan to participate within the West Highland Approach was hatched and earlier within the month Colin and his buddy Darrell launched into the problem.
“Severely blistered toes on my half put paid to us finishing the whole stroll. We completed just a few miles brief – I truthfully was in full agony – however we’re each very happy with our exploits and had been delighted at hand over the cheque for £2,987 to Chairperson of the Ballymena Assist Group of NI Hospice, Toni Balie,” Colin informed the Guardian.
“We hope this cash goes some approach to serving to others who discover themselves in the identical state of affairs as my son and his companion. It truly is a nightmare however with the experience, expertise and caring qualities of all of these at Horizon Home they may help navigate you thru the very tough instances.”
Colin and Darrell praised the wonderful help of the general public who selfishly donated to the very worthy trigger.
“We’re nicely conscious of how troublesome issues are financially for a lot of. So it was most encouraging that the general public dug deep into their pockets to help our fund elevating stroll. The cash they donated goes to a really worthy trigger. We thank everybody who obtained concerned.”
Gathering the cheque was Toni Bailes, Chair of the Ballymena Assist Group.
She was filled with reward for the efforts of Colin and Darrell.
“It’s folks like them who assist hold Hospice going,” outlined Toni.
“We can’t them sufficient for his or her fund elevating effort.”
West Highland Approach
In the meantime, Colin and Darrell mirrored on their Stroll Problem which obtained underway on Friday, September 1.
At the moment the UK was experiencing a little bit of a warmth wave – which the duo’s mission even more durable!
“It was heat, generally too heat,” recalled Colin. “However there was by no means a morning once we considered pulling out of the problem.”
They camped by way of out their time away and had plenty of time to mirror on the rationale for tackling the enterprise within the first place.
Colin has described those that work at Horizon Home, not as employee however as angels!
“What they do when tragedy strikes is unbelievable. I don’t have the phrases to explain them. They’re there to assist. Nothing is an excessive amount of bother for them. They’re so calming and useful when your world crashes down round you,” outlined Colin.
His little grand daughter Olivia was born on December 12 final 12 months.
The little lady handed away on Christmas Day – devastating the entire household.
Throughout her brief life Olivia was cared for at Horizon Home.
“The care, love and help we acquired as a household unit was exceptional,” recalled Colin.
“The help we’ve got acquired since has not faltered. The Hospice crew have helped and supported us all by way of this extremely unhappy time in our lives and we need to assist as a lot as we will.”
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