Duathlon for the 'airts this Sunday


9 May 19
by Nathon Jones

Some auld fella reaching the top of Knockman Wood

Into the final day's training before I tak' tae the hills this coming Sunday 12th May at the Galloway Hillbillies Kirroughtree Duathlon. I have just £130.00 £20.00 left to raise so please head over to my JustGiving page and do all you can to help me reach my target.

I'm running/cycling 28km at the Galloway Hillbillies Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon on Sunday 12th May to raise funds to support Scottish charity Trad Music Trust (SC048610) and their plans to develop a new arts centre in Newton Stewart which aims to deliver a year-round programme of music, dance, language, arts and crafts tuition, live performances and exhibitions.

Please help support The Vault Arts Centre in Newton Stewart and the on-going delivery and development of Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival.

You can donate online using the button below.  Thank you x

Donate Online at JustGiving

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