The Inveraray Community Walk/Run – Glow in the Dark – has been – ah – running for five years now. It was started by Jog leader, Fee Corner after she herself had treatment for Breast Cancer and it raises money for the Mid Argyll Chemotherapy Unit.
Fee says that at the time of her treatment there was no centre of excellence or medical specialist support closer to Mid Argyll than Glasgow – which left patients feeling anxious and isolated. It’s not hard to see why the arrival of the new local facility is fantastic and hugely welcomed in these days of centralising care.
Glow in the Dark is on Friday 13th November and is a guided ‘walk or run’ of three or four miles around Inveraray, in the dark – with a Whisky Raffle and a curry to follow at the George Hotel afterwards – a celebratory option at £5 a head.
It starts at 6.30pm at Inveraray Primary School.
This fifth year of the event is special for all sorts of reasons. Five years is a healthy landmark for a new event. And this five years is also five years cancer-free for Fee.
Everyone wanting to run – or walk – in this communal spectacular [for a very good cause] – needs to sign up through the online form on the event’s website here.
There will be runs of different lengths to suit all abilities. And for those of who don’t want to run, there is a walk as well. It’s an informal event, waled or run at each individual’s own risk. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Head and hand torches are essential – and extra ‘glowing’ things are encouraged. Let the imaginations rip.
Last year the event raised £477 on the night and with donations steadily trickling in afterwards the final sum raised was well over £500.
Fee and Inveraray Jog Scotland really want to beat that total this year.
If you live in Inveraray, are local to Argyll, or are just visiting, join in and enjoy a unique way of supporting a really good cause