By Moira Kerr
A Scottish football legend has given a huge vote of thanks to a group of islanders who put on their walking boots to help a good cause. Seven walkers, six from Mull and one from Iona, trekked five miles a day, for eleven days, on island routes of their choice, to raise almost £3,000.
Organised by Mull and Iona Rangers Supporters, the walk raised the cash for the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust. The Trust was set up by the daughter of former Rangers player Willie Henderson.
Mr Henderson, a Scottish international with 29 caps, explained how, before she died of cervical cancer nine years ago, Michelle made him promise to carry on with the fundraising mission she had started to help others.
He took up his 28 year old daughter’s challenge and to date the Trust has raised £384,000 and donated equipment for gynaecology departments in a variety of UK hospitals, including seven in Scotland.
But Mr Henderson was quick to point out that none of the Trust’s support work would be possible without people like the island walkers and those who sponsored them… more in the full issue
Photo courtesy of Colin Morrison: The Mull walkers celebrate completing their task