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By Ben Murray
Dumfries and West
Walking fundraiser raises over £3k
DONATION. . . (From left to right) Nick Mitchell, Tanya Harkness and Anne Bain of NHS DG and Darren Smith, Gail Thomson and Mikaela Wright of Arnold Clark

WORKERS from the Dumfries branch Arnold Clark presented staff at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with a cheque for £3777 following a fundraiser.

Organised by the Arnold Clark team, the fundraiser involved many staff participating in walking the distance it would be from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, each tracking their own miles over the course of a month.

Between them they walked 1252.78 miles, exceeding their target and raising a fantastic sum for the donation to the oncology unit and palliative care ward at DGRI.

Speaking on behalf of Arnold Clark Dumfries, Mikaela Wright said: “The reason our branch decided to raise money for oncology and palliative care is that most of the staff here know someone who has been treated and/or supported there.

“Also, we have worked alongside two members of staff who had treatment and support at the oncology unit and palliative ward.

“All of this has affected us in such a way that made us want to do something that could help patients, their families and staff.”

Anne Bain, Oncology Nursing and Cancer Services Manager NHS D&G, said: “Speaking on behalf of staff at the oncology unit and palliative ward, we are delighted to receive this donation.

“We are so grateful to the team at Arnold Clark for the time they have taken with their fundraiser to help and support patients and their families and our staff.

“In addition, staff are so pleased they will have the opportunity to input to the decision on how the funds will be used.”

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