Monday, August 15, 2011

Pushing for charity

So what took me to South Lanarkshire yesterday? Certainly, something was happening along this little road near Strathaven. Why the pink balloons?

Something of a party too at East Brackenridge Cottage.

Here's a clue. Just who is that in this cartoon attached to a tree?

Well kent wheelchair curlers Aileen Neilson and Michael McCreadie were pushing a MARATHON distance in aid of charity. Their route was a series of loops from East Brackenridge where family and friends were on hand to support their efforts, take part in fundraising games, walk some of the route, and enjoy splendid hospitality throughout the day!

That's Aileen in the centre, with Michael, and accompanied on this leg by Gill Keith.

The two charities to benefit from Aileen and Michael's efforts are Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and the Beatson Cancer Centre. You can still contribute. It's easy to donate to Leukaemia reseach via this page:, and to donate to the Beatson Cancer Centre here:

And if you are wondering about the strange names for Aileen's Just Giving pages, she has a big birthday... TODAY.

So many happy returns, Aileen, and I'm sure all blogallies reading this today with join with me in singing the usual greeting. Altogether now:

Hippo Birdy Two Ewes
Hippo Birdy Two Ewes etc .... here

Happy Birthday, Aileen, and I hope you are not too sore today!

And well done to you both on your efforts yesterday!

You can read more in local newspaper articles here, and here.

Photos © Skip Cottage