Cycle raises £1800 for hospice

Front, Kevin MacDonald, Georgie MacDonald, Anne Cargill. Back, Craig Reekie and Wullie Ellis.
Front, Kevin MacDonald, Georgie MacDonald, Anne Cargill. Back, Craig Reekie and Wullie Ellis.

A Kirkcaldy hospice received a welcome cash boost last week thanks to a donation of £1800 raised through a charity cycle.

The money was raised for the Victoria Hospice by Kevin MacDonald and a group of friends and family who pedalled 125 miles from Kirkcaldy to Glencoe.

The fundraisers completed the challenge in August in memory of Kevin’s dad, who passed away 10 years ago and spent time in the hospice within the grounds of the town’s Victoria Hospital.

The family wanted to give something back to the hospice for the care it gave to Kevin’s dad so decided to take on the cycle.

Kevin was joined in the saddle by family members Jane MacDonald and Henry Cooper and friends Iain Wood and Craig Reekie.

The support van for the group, which was donated by Bodywyse Autocare, was driven by Wullie Ellis and Graham Brown.

Kevin told the Press it was a great but emotional experience. He said: “I’m over the moon with the amount that we’ve managed to raise.

“The money will be used by the hospice and go towards some of the ongoing projects it has for patients.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who kindly supported us.”

Kevin also thanked Bodywyse for the use of the van, Motor Technik for supplying the group’s water and Wilson Vehicle Services Lochgelly which provided them with cycling jerseys for the event.

Anne Cargill accepted the donation on behalf of the hospice.