During a walk up a local hill on a cold January morning, brothers Robert and Craig Glendinning decided that they wanted to take ‘Just One Day’ from their lives and raise money for a cause close to their hearts, Macmillan Cancer Support.
Having lost their cousin Alan and younger brother Graeme to cancer within six weeks of each other, the two brothers decided to do something physically and emotionally challenging, in recognition of the strength, will and determination shown by Alan, Graeme, their families and other cancer sufferers.
Wanting to help in some way after finding out someone has been diagnosed with cancer is a difficult and sensitive subject, but raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support seems to get a very positive response from the people Craig and Robert have spoken to and it is hoped, with lots of help, they can reach their fundraising target.
Over a 24-hour period, commencing at noon on Saturday, June 20, Craig, Robert and two friends – Jason Card and Craig Elliot – will complete four challenging 9.5-mile circuits of the local towns of Innerleithen and Walkerburn, taking in steep ascents, forest tracks, wild heather hilltops and riverside paths. Once they have done all four laps, the team’s hike will total over 38 miles, with accumulated climbs equivalent to three Munros.
To try to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support, and celebrate the Just One Day team finishing its gruelling challenge, Craig’s wife Nicola is organising a cake and coffee morning on Sunday, June 21, at the Glendinning Groundworks office, Innerleithen, from 10am-1pm.
They will hold a raffle of generously-donated prizes, including: a signed Scotland jersey from the SRU, a fourball golf voucher from MacDonald Cardrona, two tickets to Dawyck Botanical Gardens, an evening escape voucher to Stobo Castle, Traquair House Family pass and many more prizes.
You can donate at www.justgiving.com/teams/Glendinning24, and show your support for team ‘Just One Day’ by cheering them home.