Clachnacuddin are on the run to raise money for charities in Inverness
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PLAYERS and management from Clachnacuddin are set to run almost 500 miles to raise money for good causes in Inverness.
The Lilywhites will be taking part in a virtual challenge of running 466 miles on Monday, August 17 to raise money for Mikeysline and the Hive Project, and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
The 466 miles covers the distance between all 17 stadiums in the Highland League, which includes Wick Academy in Caithness, Fort William in Lochaber and Fraserburgh on the Aberdeenshire coast.
Clach midfielder Blair Lawrie has organised the challenge and says the squad are keen to support charities which have done so much to help people in the city. “We got together and decided that we wanted to do something,” he said.
“Between us, we decided these two charities meant the most within the squad.
“We worked out the distance between each of the Highland League grounds so between the playing squad and the staff, we are going to try and run 466 miles within the space of a week.”
The challenge is aiming to raise at least £1000, but Lawrie says everyone involved in the event is looking to smash that target and are raring to go.
“We want to raise as much money as possible for two great causes,” he said.
“The entire first team squad are taking part which is 16 players, with manager Sandy McLeod, assistant manager Jordan Macdonald and coach Gary Farquhar also taking part.
“We hope that some of the committee will also want to take part and fans are also welcome to support us.”
He added: “I don’t think any of us have taken part in anything like this before, but it’s something we all want to do.”