The proceeds of a Bute sponsored walk and run aiming to raise money for the fight against cancer were presented in Rothesay on Friday.
A total of £5,677.65 was raised as a result of the Bute Fights Back event on August 17, in which participants were given the choice of walking or running over distances of five or ten kilometres to raise money for a cancer charity of their choice.
Almost a hundred people took part in the event, and representatives of several of the charities which benefited went along to Rothesay’s new community garden space on Friday morning to accept their donations.
Among those present were Beverley Scoullar, secretary and treasurer of the Bute fund-raising branch of Macmillan Cancer Support; Caroline Speirs from Calum’s Cabin; Anna Harrison, manager of Cancer Research UK’s Rothesay shop; Phyllis McKirdy from Marie Curie Cancer Care; and Kim Roberts from the Brianne Roberts Trust.
Kirsteen MacDonald, who came up with the idea for Bute Fights Back, said: “I just want to say a very big thank you to everyone who helped organise the event.”