Wednesday 5 October 2016

Please help my wife to raise funds for two Largs causes

I never ask for money from readers for the work I do on this blog, and I never will. I would like to ask you though whether you might be willing to sponsor my wife Claire (right), for two charity half-marathon runs that she is currently doing for local causes in Largs?

On Sunday she completed the Glasgow half-marathon in two hours and fifteen minutes, and on October 16th she also intends to run the Manchester half-marathon. The causes that she is trying to raise money for are the 1st Largs Boys Brigade minibus appeal, and locally based Douglas Park Nursery (for which she is the treasurer).

Both have served our family well in the past - our two boys have been BB boys since they could join, and regularly attend civic functions as members of the group's pipe band (both are drummers). Douglas Park Nursery is a local nursery for 2-5 year olds, which our youngest son Jamie attended a few years back, and it is alway in need of funds to help the deevlopment of those in its daily care (see for its 40th birthday celebrations three years ago). If you can help, I would be very grateful!

To contribute, please visit Clire's Just Giving page at Her target is £299 - every penny will help.

1st Largs BB at the recent Largs Viking parade

1st Largs BB Pipe Band leading the Douglas Park Nursery 
40th birthday celebrations in 2013

Many thanks - and thanks to those who have already contributed!


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy, A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

No comments:

Post a Comment