Sun shines on coast-to-coast buggy push

Sunny smiles at Seil Playgroup's buggy push in aid of Save The Children at the weekend.

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A coast-to-coast buggy push organised by Seil playgroup has raised more than £2,700 in aid of Save The Children.

About 20 adults plus youngsters turned out in glorious sunshine on Sunday to walk from Seil Island Hall at Ellenabeich to the Bridge Over The Atlantic.

Steven McSweeney with Rachel MacLean and their baby Scarlett McSweeney, Olivia MacLean, Caragh MacLean and her baby Emily.
Balloons and cakes added to the Seil buggy push fun on Sunday. Isla McNulty is with Enid Yates, Olivia MacLean and Evelyn Rudd.

The thirsty group refuelled with Prosecco and juice kindly donated by Marion Johnston at the Tigh an Truish and plenty of cake baked by well-wishers.

Funds raised will help Save The Children support children in Yemen who are suffering life in horrific conditions.

Balvicar’s Rachael MacLean, who was one of the organisers, was thrilled with the amount made so far.

‘We are amazed and thankful,’ she said.

It was Rachael’s older daughter Caragh MacLean who read about the plight in Yeman after late night-scrolling on the internet and came up with the idea of the buggy push.

Save The Children says the war in Yemen is now more than five years long and has left 11.3 million children in need of humanitarian help to survive.

The charity fears extreme hunger and disease may have already claimed the lives of up to 85,000 young children and warns the impact of coronavirus will be even more devastating. Yemen has just over 500 confirmed cases of the virus, the fatality rate is alarmingly high.

Save the Children works in the UK and around the world to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

There is still time to donate, visit www.gofundme.com/f/coast-to-coast-and-across-the-atlantic-buggy-run