Tidy sum raised for Sophie’s Trust

A total of 27 bin liners were filled by Lee McKillop and the team at the Hydro.

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An Oban woman has been cleaning up to raise funds that will benefit a whole host of charitable causes.

Lee McKillop has been taking part in litter picks in the area for the last three years and her 2019/2020 effort has surpassed her target of £250 by quite a margin.

Her fourth and final challenge this year took place on Sunday October 11, when Lee was part of a team of 11 that filled 27 bin liners up at the Hydro. At the time of writing the total for the period stood at £819.

All monies raised from Lee’s challenges will go to the Sophie North Charitable Trust, set up in honour of Sophie North, one of the children killed at Dunblane Primary School on March 13, 1996.

‘I’m a friend of Sophie’s dad Mick and have a number of friends in Dunblane and like to raise money in Sophie’s memory,’ said Lee.

The trust’s aims are to make payments to other charitable institutions related to Children’s Diseases, Children’s Hospices, Breast Cancer, Care of the Terminally Ill and Conflict Resolution/Anger Reduction.

Lee’s 2020/21 challenge will begin in December.