Oban’s iconic McCaig’s Tower will light up purple in November, the colour of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s charity ribbon, and will be a fitting tribute to the 50-yer-old from Connel whose awareness and fundraising legacy will live on.
The affection and respect for Connel man Adrian Beard, a cub leader and Group Scout leader with the 37th Argyll Scout Group until his diagnosis forced him to retire, was evident in the turnout and smiles of those treading their laps of the 24-hour Big Step Forward walkathon in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Door to door collections, fashion shows, ceilidhs, Christmas merchandise sales and streets collections are just some of the activities in Oban over 54 years that have raised funds for Cancer Research UK
In total, an incredible 914 miles for Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Big Step Forward was clocked up in 24 hours by Team Oban, doubling their fundraising target to more than £10,000
Fiona and Alan Patterson are raising money and awareness for leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK, inspired by a friend who has the disease. They are half-way through the 1,000 mile walk and have already made more than £2,800.