Feb 22 2013 By Kaiya Marjoribanks
Fundraisers at Camphill Blair Drummond - Charlotte Bray and Elsie Riley - are taking on the Mighty Deerstalker race in the Borders to raise funds for the appeal at Camphill Blair Drummond.
The running race with a fearsome reputation, which starts at dusk and is completed overnight, includes regular ‘wettings’ and obstacles like the rack, scree and tunnel which will push the pair to their limits and beyond, plus all the participants are encouraged to take part in fancy dress. The race takes place near Peebles on March 16.
Regional fundraising manager Elsie said: “My colleague Charlotte suggested the Mighty Deerstalker. I knew it would be a massive challenge, but also lots of fun. Not really knowing what I was letting myself in for, I signed up! It promises to be a memorable night and all the more worthwhile because we are raising money for the amazing charity we both work for.
“The adults with complex learning disabilities we share our community with, inspire us every day with what they can achieve. So we will be spurred on during the race when the going gets tough and we get cold and tired.
“We know how vital every penny we raise in sponsorship to help fund the new houses and workshops is. The improvements will make a big difference and enable our students and residents to achieve so much more, as well as allowing us to open up our community to more residents and day students.
“People can can support Camphill Blair Drummond by signing up for the Deerstalker or there are lots of other ways you can challenge yourself like the Women’s 10K in Glasgow in May, walking the West Highland Way or even a cycle challenge.”
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