Jock & Max raise funds for Arran Resilience

Jock and Max, rather more muddy than they were when they set out.

Jock and Max, rather more muddy than they were when they set out.

Jock & Max raise funds for Arran Resilience

Belated news from August 2013…

Under the watchful eyes of their owners, Julie Graham and Karen Stirland, springer spaniels Jock and Max have raised some very useful funding for Arran Resilience.

A walk from the Coastguard station in Lamlash, to the Mountain Rescue Base in Cladach (just outside Brodick) is usually a very pleasant one to undertake.  Unfortunately the weather turned for the worse, which resulted in lots of puddles for Jock and Max to splash/roll in on the way.  They seemed to enjoy themselves, but were in a fine state at the finish line!

Karen and Julie, both community nurses on Arran, decided to donate all proceeds from their annual sponsored dogwalk to Arran Resilience, and raised over £900 for local Resilience activities.  This will help to cover the costs involved in organising simulated exercises, and in due course we intend to make Responder Handbooks available for all emergency team members on the island.

Huge thanks to Jock & Max, Karen & Julie, and all those who donated such a fantastic sum of money.  We will spend it carefully, and have a number of plans for it through the course of 2014.

David Hogg, Co-ordinator, Arran Resilience

Jock, after a good wash

Jock, after a good wash

 

Max, also in a cleaner form!

Max, also in a cleaner form!