Thank you Scotland!


In addition to Mark Taylor’s double iron-man fundraiser –  see ‘The Quest’ in other post- a lot of people north of the border are all making tremendous efforts to raise cash for the cause.


1: Thurso mum Claire Hughes persuaded her partner to enter a van competition run by Mercedes-Benz. His entry has now been short-listed and they have decided that if they can gather enough support to win the van they will donate it to Mark’s family to sell. For information on how to add your vote visit the Help for Matthew Taylor Facebook page:

2: Local fiddler Karen Steven has named a new track “Matty’s Appeal”. Copies of the track are on sale at the Picture Box in Thurso.

3: A group of local women are hitting Thurso this weekend dressed up as the St Trinian’s girls. They hope to fundraise around the pubs in the town.

4: On returning to Caithness (either October 7th or 8th)8) Mark and Lorna are hopeful of meeting up with the rest of the team for the last 20-mile cycle to John O’Groats. Local cyclists are welcome to join them.

5: Tesco has overturned its normal rules and is allowing Team Matty to bag-pack on Saturday and Sunday in the Thurso store.

6: On Saturday, October 8, the team will be on hand at the Co-op in Meadow Lane, Thurso, to help pack bags for the public.

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