29 Mar

West Dunbartonshire Goes The Extra Mile

Sport ReliefOver 100 people headed to Balloch Country Park earlier this month (Sunday 20 March) to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile. Milers of all ages were sponsored to walk or run themselves proud across the beautiful setting in glorious sunshine.

The day was a massive success with friends and families joining together to go the extra mile for Sport Relief 2016. A highlight of the day was the presence of 1970 Commonwealth gold medal winner for the 10,000 metres Lachie Stewart, who started the two waves of participants, which included 6, 3 and 1 mile distances.

Maurice Donohue, who organised the event, said: “It was a fantastic day! Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was brilliant! We feel very proud knowing that the money raised today will help people living unimaginably tough lives right here in West Dunbartonshire across the rest of the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.”

“A huge vote of thanks goes to all the volunteers from West Dunbartonshire AC and the pupils and staff from the Vale of Leven Academy for their time and efforts in making the Sport Relief event a great success. Also, special thanks to all at WDC Greenspace team, WDL Trust, National Park authority, St Andrews First Aid and Sainsbury’s Drumchapel for their support.”

For more information, visit the Sport Relief website.