Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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A man will be cycling 1,200 miles to raise funds for Skye volunteers.

51-year-old David Stones is currently cycling the Land's End to John O'Groats route.  He began his ride on Wednesday 10 April and hopes to be completed on Easter Sunday.

David's wife, Clare, wrote on their Just Giving page: "Each year a group of volunteers on the Isle of Skye work extremely hard to wrap shoe boxes in gift wrap and fund raise to purchase items to fill the boxes. Each box it is estimated takes at least £10 to fill, and must include basic items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, hat, gloves, paper, pencil and any other item deemed suitable for the recipient, such as a toy for a child.

"These are items most of us take for granted but are desperately needed by the people who receive the shoe boxes.

"Last year the Minginish Village hall sent over 1000 filled shoe boxes to those in need. That‘s a lot of money needed to buy items and a lot of time spent tirelessly wrapping and filling boxes.

"We are not trying to bypass the charity, but aim to raise funds to be used by a local volunteer group on the Isle of Skye, who are recognised by the charity, to allow much needed items to be purchased.

The page can be found here.

 

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