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£12,684
raised of £5,000 target by 237 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,684 to contribute to the build of a new community church facility in Portree by running a 12 hour double marathon on the Skye Half Marathon route.

    Portree, Isle of Skye
    Funded on Monday, 4th July 2022

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    12 HOUR DOUBLE MARATHON EFFORT ON THE SKYE HALF MARATHON ROUTE

    After twenty years of worshipping Christ in the local primary school, other church buildings and even the local shinty club the Portree and Bracadale Free Church of Scotland have finally broken ground on the much anticipated new building project at Shepherd's Way, Portree.

    Work is now well underway on the development based in the heart of Portree. This facility will be far more than simply a church building. It will serve as a much needed area for community groups to make use of throughout the week in a purpose built, modern surrounding.

    With an overall fundraising target of £400,000 to complete the project work is ongoing by all in the congregation to meet this aim with coffee mornings, sales of work, regular donations and all manner of other events.

    I will be taking part in the Isle of Skye Half Marathon but with a significant and lengthy twist. Around midnight in the early hours of Saturday 11 June 2022 I will start running solo around the half marathon route from Portree, up the mammoth hill at Drumuie and then onwards almost as far as Kensaleyre. From there the route goes uphill again towards Carbost, Skeabost and Pieness before undulating back towards Portree. I will keep running this loop throughout the night until I take part in the main Skye Half Marathon event at 1030 on Saturday morning. God willing I hope to complete four laps of the course to achieve a double marathon distance.

    This will be the farthest and longest run that I've ever undertaken. Running solo through the night will be a huge challenge before joining the mass event with 500 other runners on the stunning course.

    I would be incredibly grateful for any small sum that you can contribute to my effort to help encourage me through the night. The new building is not going to be just another church. It is a building for the benefit of the community at a time when such a facility is much in need locally.

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    • Bruce Crawford2 years ago
      Bruce Crawford

      Bruce Crawford

      2 years ago

      This is just amazing. I started with a target of £2000 and thought it would be a struggle to get there but incredibly we have now broken the £4000 barrier and it just keeps on climbing. In 7 days I'll be getting everything ready and looking forward to actually getting started. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed. Let's aim now for the £5000 barrier!

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    • Bruce Crawford2 years ago
      Bruce Crawford

      Bruce Crawford

      2 years ago

      Absolutely blown away that after only 11 days of fundraising 51 amazingly generous supporters have helped me reach my initial target of £2000. A huge thank you to each and every one of you and to the West Highland Free Press and BBC Highland News for helping to spread the news about my fundraising effort. I wasn't sure what to set as an initial target but to see £2000 achieved so quickly I can now only increase the target with a view to raising as much as possible for this much needed community church facility - £3000 here we come!

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    • Bruce Crawford2 years ago
      Bruce Crawford

      Bruce Crawford

      2 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 7/2/2022 19.35

    Supporters

    237

    • Jackie and Brenda Ritchie

      Jackie and Brenda Ritchie

      Jul 2, 2022

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 29, 2022

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      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2022

    • Ally Young

      Ally Young

      Jun 21, 2022

      Well Done Bruce and to everyone behind you

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2022

      £120.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2022

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2022

      £10.00

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    Bruce Crawford

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    Portree, Isle of Skye

    I am member of Portree and Bracadale Free Church of Scotland and along with everyone in our congregation am just doing my little bit to help raise funds to complete this much needed community facility in the heart of Portree.

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