GWC 2007 Raises Record £204,000!
03 April 2008

Several Highland and local charities have benefited from the proceeds of the 22nd Great Wilderness Challenge, held in Poolewe last August. Main beneficiary was Highland Hospice which received £81,500, making it almost £500,000 in total to that charity from the GWC over the years. The event has now distributed a total of £1,895,400 to charities since 1986.   

Other charity recipients included Children 1st, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, CLIC Sargent, Raigmore Breast Cancer Fund, MS Therapy Centres at Inverness and Portree, British Heart Foundation, Raigmore Hospital General Cancer Fund and the St Andrews Ambulance Association.   

Among many local causes supported this time were Dundonnell Mountain Rescue, Dundonnell community (new defibrillator), Poolewe Swimming Pool, Local Community Nursing Fund, Poolewe Hall, Gairloch High School, Gairloch Primary School, Cairdeas, Gairloch Boat Club, Two Lochs Radio and Wester Ross Provincial Mod. 

The organisers, on behalf of all the charities, would like to profusely thank all those who rose to the occasion to raise this incredible figure, and the many thousands who sponsored them. Maybe GWC 2007 will now be remembered for something other than the rain!

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