Great Wilderness Challenge News

Jim Macrae..
28 November 2017

Sadly Jim, an ever-present GWC supporter, passed away on 21st November after a short illness. Jim took part as a walker in the first 4 years of the Challenge, following which he became a marshal, first at Checkpoint 5 on 25 mile route, then at Fionn Loch B on the Aultbea route. He also marshalled at the Ullapool and Kintail events. Will be sadly missed by us all.

GWC Cheque(s) Presentation..
30 March 2017

On Thursday 23 March, sixteen charities received GWC cheques as a result of fundraising at last year’s event at Poolewe. Representatives of the charities met up with GWC committee members at a presentation ceremony at the Highland Hospice in Inverness. We would like to thank everybody who attended from far and near, and especially the Hospice for hosting the event and providing such generous hospitality.

Photos were taken of each individual cheque presented, and if any charity wants a copy for their own use please contact our secretary Pat Ross (see Home page).

Marjory Receives BEM..
13 January 2017

GWC’s current top fundraiser Marjory Jagger from Sconser in Skye has received the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List, in recognition of her services to young people and the community in the Inner Hebrides. In particular the accolade was for her work as founder and current manager of Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers (SLYC). Marjory brings an SLYC charity team over from Skye to compete in the Challenge each year.

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