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)

1 comment:

  1. From the trustees of the Turbo Trust, on behalf of all those who will benefit from this magnificent donation of £3,094.47 - THANK YOU!

    We love you all. Thanks to Rock Chick Granny for the introduction. Thanks to Fish and friends for doing it. Thanks to Eilidh for the inspiration.