Macmillan Cancer Suport Mull of Galloway Challange
The Mull of Galloway Challenge issued by the Macmillan Cancer Support Stranraer committee was once again well supported. The Mull of Galloway Trail, some 25 miles in length stretches from the Mull of Galloway to Stranraer and for the majority of the way follows the shoreline of Luce Bay.
On Saturday 20 June 2015 a total of 23 walkers took part, with 17 setting off from the Mull of Galloway in misty and damp conditions. The whole idea of the Macmillan Challenge is to walk as much or as little of the trail raising money by sponsorship. Of the 17 starting at the Mull of Galloway, nine walked the full distance taking just over nine hours in total to complete. The remaining six, who were walking under the name of U3A walked from Sandhead to Stranraer.
Chair of the Macmillan Cancer Support Stranraer Committee, Steve Hardy said after the event "Today has been a great success due in no little part to those who have done the hard work, the actual walking! Without their support and the hard work of members of the Stranraer Committee of Macmillan this event just would not have happened. I would also like to thank the staff of the Custom House in Stranraer who allowed their premises to be the finish of the challenge."
All of the money raised by the Stranraer Committee is used within the area for the benefit of those who are affected by cancer.
The photo on the left shows walkers who walked all the way to Stranraer ready to leave the Mull of Galloway.
The picture on the right shows the walkers after they arrived at the Customs House in Stranraer.