Friday, 29 July 2011

The West Whizzyland Way Totaltastic Total!

It's the day that we've been waiting for...

The BIG announcement!

On the 27th May Fish and his intrepid walkers took to The West Whizzyland Way aka The West Highland Way to raise money for The Turbo Trust, The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, The Whizzy Wheel Fund and Jennifer's Trust.  They walked through four seasons in one day - experiencing some awful weather, wind blown tents and soggy sleeping bags along the way - to complete the world renowned walk in 7 days. 

At 96 miles The West Highland Way starts at Milngavie passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.  The beautiful landscape changes from lowland moors, dense woodland and rolling hills, to high mountainous landscapes.

Each and every walker walked their little socks off and I am proud of them all.  I am also very grateful and thankful for every mile that they have walked, not only for Eilidh but for the three charities that we support. 

the very beginning...

t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !

Christoph Free, Mary Colgan, John Strain, Janice Booth, Jamie Symington, Caroline Thain, Jim Mitchell, Gill Adams, Nick & Cath Jefferson and Bella, Jim Pender, John Boyle, Ian Marshall, Graeme Congalton, Rab Purdie, Drew Sutherland (who unfortunately couldn't make it to the walk through injury - hope that it's better!), Joe Vincent, Ian Allan (even though he was getting married) and Sue Arber.

Thank you to Ian Mitchell for driving the support vehicle and generally looking out for the walkers - what a great help you were! A total foot-saver!!

Thanks also to Ross Prentice for donating the fuel to shuttle everyone and their luggage to and fro between camps - the support vehicle would have been stuck without it! Thank you for your kind donation.

I have to say a big thank you to  Fish because without him this wouldn't have been possible; he brought these people together, they wanted to walk with him.  Fish, you rock!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

@ the off

t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !

And to Eilidh's granny, aka Rock Chick Granny; 

the end... at last!

t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !

Without you none of this could have happened!  Your love for Eilidh is abundant - you would do anything for her and here you are walking 96 miles with a dodgy knee to raise money for her and the charities who have supported us over the last year - what a fantastic grannie you are!

And now...

drum roll please...

the final total is

a whopping,

a staggering,


How awesome! 

t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !  t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !  t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !

to everyone involved and to all of you who donated money and to Fish fans the wide world over - you did this! 

t.h.a.n.k y.o.u !

(Monies divided as such: £3094.47 The Turbo Trust; £3000 The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign; £1209.97 The Whizzy Wheels Fund - donated directly for this fund; £1000 The Jennifer's Trust)

(Please note that the total is not including gift aid from monies raised through Justgiving)

Saturday, 23 July 2011

"Have a nice day!"

We certainly have today.

The sun was shining, the skies were blue
And Eilidh was totally independent in her snapdragon!

Yes, totally independent!

What an amazing day!

We are so very, very proud of her;
Eilidh, you r.o.c.k.e.d the Snappie today!

Some "tri"ing love

A not-so-random act of kindness, but it has blown us away no less!

bronnie (left) ready for the off!

My wee cuz Bronnie presented me with a piggy bank recently - a collection of pennies from work colleagues and friends for a triathlon that she had completed in the Cotswolds on 5th June:

she swam 200m
she biked 20km
she ran 2.5km

to raise some pennies for miss eilidh

Bronnie's a superhero in our eyes!

...and here it is, the amazing totally total-tastic total that she raised


thank you, thank you, thank you, bronnie!

love you loads

Friday, 22 July 2011

Oswald are "pledge"ing

Tom and Oswald are very much still trying to raise money for The Whizzy Wheel Fund.

Through Pledge they are trying to raise money to launch and tour with their new album "how much rug? how much carpet?" by selling merchandise and very special rarities... for example, a guitar, tom's tooth, a gig in your own home or a song written for you.

Oswald ROCK! and we are so pleased that they continue to support us

So spread the word and support Oswald... but a CD, purchase a guitar or get a song written for you.... and go and see them on Sunday 24th July at Maggie Mays, Glasgow... they will bring the roof down!

And here's an oldie but a goodie...