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Brian Welsh

Inspired by Glasgow taxi drivers' kindness, I'm running & cycling 40+ miles from Glasgow to Troon to raise funds for two great causes

Raising money for multiple charities

Total raised
£1,572.00

Target
£2019.00

77%

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About

PR for Glasgow Taxis and running enthusiast.

Event breakdown:ย 

1030 - Kelvin Way to Kilbarchan - Run - Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

1230 - Kilbarchan to Irvine - Cycle - 21 miles

1430 - Irvine to Troon - Run - 8.5 miles

1545-1600 - ETA Troon

Event details

Trainers to Troon

Every year, Glasgow taxi drivers give up a day for free to take 300 children with additional support needs on a day out to Troon. It is a truly spectacular sight, with all the taxis decorated in bright colours, balloons and themed in all sorts of ways. The scene as they leave Kelvin Way is something else with only smiles to be seen on children's faces (and the adults, with often a few tears too). This year will be the 74th occasion of the trip and I've been lucky to be involved on the day for most of the past nine. It is truly a highlight of the year and reminder of what's really important. As a thank you to all the volunteers, including the driving force that is the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund which organises the trip, this year I will also travel to Troon - but by foot! Just before the taxis set off, I will too, running a half marathon, then cycling 20 miles then running eight more, all the way from Glasgow to Troon. I hope to raise money doing so - and will split 50/50 between two causes, the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund and Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity - I myself spent some time in the hospital as a toddler so know only too well of its amazing work. Thanks.ย 

Event date

19-June-2019 10:30  - 
19-June-2019 16:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed

Donations

Well done Brian!
Donation by Gillian Dick
on 28-06-2019
£31.00
£3.88 gift aid
Well done Brian. We are so proud of you and grateful of your hard work. Both charities are very close to our hearts and we are thrilled at what you have achieved. High 5 from Guy! Xxx
Donation by Denise, Scott & Guy
on 27-06-2019
Well done Brian!
Donation by Margaret & Robin Nicol
on 22-06-2019
Top effort Welshoid! Still think โ€œThe Goon to Troonโ€ was a better PR Handle. Good job for two very worthwhile causes.
Donation by Cameron Gray
on 22-06-2019
£20.00
£2.50 gift aid
Well done again Brian! Brilliant effort!! And your old bro did ok too! Awesome job.
Donation by Colin Reid
on 21-06-2019
£10.00
£1.25 gift aid
Love this. Great cause.
Donation by Phil and Linsey Addicott
on 21-06-2019
£20.00
£2.50 gift aid
Awesome stuff mate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Donation by Brendan McKenna
on 19-06-2019
£20.00
£2.50 gift aid
What an awesome thing to do! :-)
Donation by Lynne Lennon
on 19-06-2019
£10.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Megan Robson
on 19-06-2019
£20.00
£2.50 gift aid
My hero!
Donation by Lyndsey Hobbs
on 19-06-2019
£30.00
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,542.00
Offline Donations: £30.00
Total Raised: £1,572.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,692.13

Donations closed

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