Highland Office Equipment‘s fitness fanatic and fundraiser, Colin MacLeod, has hit the hills once more! Having taken part in the Highland Cross previously, and following his adventures across France, Colin has now completed the Highland Cross of 23rd June 2018.
This year’s Highland Cross comprised of a 50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike). It covers the Scottish Highlands from coast-to-coast. The journey spread west to east, from Kintail though Glen Affric, and Stranthglass to Beauly.
Colin, HOE’s IT Field Service Engineer said:
“This year was my fifth Highland Cross. Along with my teammates Beth, who works for the Oxygen Works, and Colin, we managed to complete it with the usual lack of training! Which made it tough indeed, but the runs through the mountains of Kintail and Glen Affric were made more enjoyable by the amazing views.
“We’re delighted to have raised nearly £1500 for very worthwhile local charities. I’d encourage anyone who gets a chance to do this event to grab it with both hands, you will not be disappointed. But please make sure you do more training than I usually do for it!”
Fundraising for the Highland Cross
The Highland Cross was established to raise funds that will benefit people from the Highlands who are disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social needs.
Colin’s participation helped raise money for the below charities:
Abriachan Forest Trust. A scattered rural community of about 140 people set high above the shores of Loch Ness. In 1998 the community purchased 534 hectares of forest and open hill ground from Forest Enterprise. The Trust has managed this land to create local employment, improve the environment and also encourage its enjoyment by the public through a network of paths, mountain bike trails and education opportunities.
Blythswood Care. Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need since 1966. They bring hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and also Asia. Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential.
Highland Hospice. The Hospice manage pain and other physical symptoms. They help make time and space for reflection, for gaining perspective, and for achieving a measure of calm and tranquillity. Their team also offers advice with the emotional, social and spiritual issues that may arise, and works with patients and loved ones at a time of transition to help them enjoy, value and commemorate life.
Oxygen Works (MS Therapy Centre). Oxygen Works offers a variety of therapies and services which can produce significant results for people looking to alleviate their conditions.
Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association. The association aim to provide a home from home. The charity believes in the benefits of socialising and confidentiality ensures members feel able to talk freely.
To sponsor, and to find out more
So, if you would still like to sponsor Colin, you can do so via his Just Giving page.
Finally, why not find out more about Highland Office Equipment, part of the Capital group?
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