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Wick Academy fitness challenge results in cheque boost for Caithness Rural Transport


By Alan Hendry

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Caithness Rural Transport co-ordinator Coreen Campbell receives the £603 cheque from Wick Academy's Craig Gunn. Picture: Mel Roger
Caithness Rural Transport co-ordinator Coreen Campbell receives the £603 cheque from Wick Academy's Craig Gunn. Picture: Mel Roger

Caithness Rural Transport has benefited by more than £600 as a result of Wick Academy's recent charity fitness challenge.

Players from the Highland League club were given the target of running, cycling and walking a combined distance of 1160km over the course of three days last month. The distance was based on the number of pounds pledged on an online fundraising platform, with the money to be divided equally between the club and a charity of its choice.

The Scorries completed the challenge with something to spare, ending up covering 1250km. After the online transaction fees had been deducted, it meant £603 had been raised for each organisation.

Co-ordinator Coreen Campbell received the Caithness Rural Transport cheque from Academy player Craig Gunn at the club's ground, Harmsworth Park. Coreen said Caithness Rural Transport had been delighted to be chosen as the charity to benefit from the challenge, and she thanked the players and committee.

The service, part of Wick-based Caithness Voluntary Group, has continued to operate since the start of the coronavirus crisis, taking people for appointments, shopping and prescriptions while adapting to comply with government guidance.



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