Published: 07/09/2017 16:14 - Updated: 07/09/2017 16:22

Staxigoe Playpark Project to 'glow' extra mile


Some of the participants who took part last year.



A LOCAL playpark group is getting ready to shine again by undertaking a night-time glow walk in a bid to raise money to add extras to the facility.

The walkers will be wearing bright, luminous clothes while undertaking their 10-mile walk.

The Staxigoe Playpark Project group raised £100,000 to build the playpark.

Last year over 130 people took part in the glow walk to raise money to go towards the building of the new playpark in the village.

Now the group has decided to organise its second annual glow walk to raise money to help add extras to the playpark.

Committee member Jenna Davidson said they were amazed by the number of people who took part last year.

Due to its popularity, there were calls to stage it again and the committee is pleased to do so.

“Last year, we were trying to think of an event that had not been done before,” she said.

“There was a lot of fundraising events going on last year, so it was important we came up with something that got people’s interest and this did.

“It was a really good night and everyone enjoyed it.

“People asked us to do it again so we have decided to do so.”

The 130 people who took part in the walk last year raised around £5000.

Organisers are hoping for a similar turnout again and raise around the same amount of money.

The new playpark in Staxigoe is only weeks away from opening after organisers reached their target in just over two years.

Equipment is due to arrive next week where it will be installed and inspected before it opens in a matter of weeks.

The event this year takes place on Saturday, September 9 and will start at the Rosebank Playing Field at 10pm and walkers will stroll in a 10-mile loop to Staxigoe before returning to Rosebank. Registration forms to take part in the glow walk are available from The Kitchen Place, Plowman’s Carpets and East Caithness Community Facility at Wick Community Campus.

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