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CWL and BeGreen Dunbar delighted to donate 500 to 5 in 5 Marathons for Mum charity 1st November

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CWL and BeGreen Dunbar are delighted to donate £500 towards the charity 5 in 5 Marathons for Mum, and would like to congratulate all those involved in achieving their amazing total of £16,254.26.

The 5 in 5 challenge was created by the family of a lovely local lady, Elaine Simants, who sadly passed away in September after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. The money that was raised will be split equally between Maggies Centre at The Western Hospital in Edinburgh, and Belhaven Hospital Ward 2 in Dunbar which were a huge support to the family.

The 5 in 5 team challenged themselves to running the John Muir Way, a 134 mile trail from Helensburgh to Dunbar, in just 5 days – roughly a marathon a day! Alongside this, friends and family also contributed by running half marathons and cycling the distance from Helensburgh to Dunbar.

BeGreen Dunbar attended a fundraising event in August at Hallhill in Dunbar on the 6th August to present the cheque donation, with the event itself raising over £1000. The cheque was presented to Bobby Peters, who commented “Thank you so much for this generous donation. When I heard that Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar were going to give us £500 I couldn’t stop smiling. It makes the cycling miles in front of us seem that little bit easier when we have so much support”.

Anouska Woods from BeGreen Dunbar said “This is such an amazing thing that everyone is doing. Having lost my mum to cancer and knowing the support that the Maggies Centre provided throughout, this is a charity that is close to my heart too. I would like to wish everyone a massive good luck with everything, you are all an inspiration”.

The team managed to raise a fantastic £8,127.13 for both the Maggies Centre and Belhaven Hospital Ward 2 for all of their hard work and effort, which will ensure that these places can continue providing brilliant family support to those in need. CWL and BeGreen Dunbar would like to say a massive well done to everyone involved in the 5 in 5 challenge, raising a fantastic amount for fantastic causes.

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