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Dounreay charity fund donates £1000 in memory of Donald


By Alan Hendry

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Donald’s daughters Lynne and Lauren and grandson Harry with Arthur Bruce, Willie MacDonald and members of the Dounreay Employees Charity Fund. From left: Lynne Davidson with Harry, Arthur Bruce, Alistair Mackay (committee member), Lauren McWilliam, Marie Mackay (secretary), Alan Farquhar (chairman) and Willie MacDonald.
Donald’s daughters Lynne and Lauren and grandson Harry with Arthur Bruce, Willie MacDonald and members of the Dounreay Employees Charity Fund. From left: Lynne Davidson with Harry, Arthur Bruce, Alistair Mackay (committee member), Lauren McWilliam, Marie Mackay (secretary), Alan Farquhar (chairman) and Willie MacDonald.

Fundraising in memory of Wick man Donald McWilliam has been boosted by a £1000 donation from Dounreay Employees Charity Fund.

Donald, who was known to many as Tender, died suddenly in May, aged 59. He was one of the fund's committee members.

In his memory, his friend Arthur Bruce and brother-in-law Willie MacDonald undertook a 120-mile charity cycle taking in three ports – going from Caithness General Hospital to Helmsdale and across to Scrabster before finishing at Wick harbour.

Over the years Arthur, Willie and Donald completed a number of sponsored bike rides together, raising around £18,000 for good causes locally. The money raised in Donald’s memory will be donated to local charities that meant a lot to him.

Alan Farquhar, chairman of the Dounreay Employees Charity Fund, said: “Donald was a valued member of the fund for over 20 years and helped to support many local causes and charities. He was not only a colleague but a friend to many and is sadly missed.

"The committee is pleased to be able to make this donation in support of the fundraising Donald’s family and friends have undertaken.”

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