Dunbar duo complete gruelling cycle to raise money for the Hospice

Dunbar duo complete gruelling cycle to raise money for the Hospice image

Former Dunbar Rugby team mates have completed a cycle from one end of the country to the other raising £15,640

Today, our Director of Income Generation, Jon Heggie, was delighted to welcome superstar supporters Richard Gallacher & Keith Courtney to the Hospice. The Dunbar-based duo stopped by on their way home from a long distance challenge which saw them cycle over 1300 miles from Land's End to John O’Groats and back to Dunbar.

The duo took on the challenge in memory of their parents, Richard’s Dad, David, who died at the Hospice and Keith’s mum, Fiona, who died at the Western. Between them they’ve raised £15,640 for the Hospice and the Haematology Centre at the Western General Hospital.  

Dad-of-three Richard, 40, described his dad as his “hero” and said: “The last three weeks of his life, my dad was in St Columba’s Hospice Care and I have to say that all the time there, the doctors and nurses were second to none. That is one of the main reasons I wanted to do this – to give something back for the care my dad got. If anybody goes through this sort of thing, a big part of it is to tell the truth and being straight with you. They told us from the start what was happening, nothing was hidden or trying to make it something different. You know what is coming but you want somebody to tell you and be straight up with you. Their care was second to none.”

A heart felt thank you to both riders from everyone here at the Hospice!

To sponsor Keith and Richard, go to: Virgin Money Giving | The Big Cycle

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