A Meir Park man is teaming up with three friends, are canoeing from Fort William to Inverness along the Caledonian Canal to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
The 65 mile trek will pass through 29 locks on the way.
They are hoping to complete the trip in five days, and will begin their trek on May 14th.
Mark Cornwall, who organised the fundraiser, said,
“My friends and I try to something a little crazy every year to raise money for Charity. This year they have chosen the Dougie Mac in memory of James Bartlam, who sadly passed away at the Hospice recently. I knew James very well, and until he was admitted to the Hospice, I never had to make a visit to see anybody there.
I was really very impressed with the wonderful care James received and the help that was given to James immediate family.”
Paul Richards and Peter Richards (Caverswall) and Andy Mainton from Cheadle will be accompanying Mark and to date, they have raised £1400 so far for the Hospice.
Zoe Hollingsworth, Senior Fundraising Manager said;
“We wish Mark and his friends all the very best on their canoe trip and thank them for choosing the Hospice to raise money on this occasion. The Hospice needs to raise over £8 million each year to maintain the standard of care which we are renowned for and supporter events such as this one helps us to meet our objective.”