by Martin Graham
SCOTTISH hospice charity CHAS is looking for women to join its team for the Glasgow Women’s 10k on Sunday 13 May.
Last year’s team of 40 raised £8,500 and this time the fundraising target is £10,000. The charity is keen to hear from people who want to run this year for fun, a personal best or to try something new.
CHAS Fundraiser Grace Wilson said: “The amount raised last year was an amazing achievement and this year we want to top it by smashing the £10,000 mark.
“All the money raised will help provide care for children and young people in Scotland who have life-shortening conditions.”
Everyone in the team will receive a sponsor pack including a running vest. After the race they will receive free chocolate and have their photo taken at the CHAS stall in the Charity Village.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. The hospice are Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.
There the whole family can find short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. Currently more than 250 families use the charity’s resources. Funding comes from, mainly, the generosity of CHAS supporters who help raise the £7+ million needed each year to provide the vital hospice services.
Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk
by Lynsay Keough
This year’s Rally of Scotland takes place from 15 – 17 October and will be the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge that includes events in Monte Carlo, Brazil, Italy and Cyprus.
As in 2009, it will be staged on closed Forestry Commission gravel roads in Stirling, Perth and Kinross. These areas benefitted economically by £1.2 million, from last year’s rally, according to independent research.
This year’s event hopes to build on that success and confirm the status of the Rally of Scotland as one of the UK’s premier motor sport attractions alongside the British Grand Prix and Wales Rally GB. Former Scottish and British Rally Champion Alistair McRae, from Lanark, will contest this, his home event, in a Proton Satria Neo for the Proton R3 Rally Team.
In order to encourage children to enjoy motorsports and provide a family day out, there will be free entrance to those aged 15 and under. Tickets go on sale from midday on 18 June and are available via www.rallyofscotland.com or by calling 0844 847 2488