Stride out across the Clyde for new hospice

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The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is urging Glaswegians to stride out to help lay the foundations of care for generations to come.

Next month, the hospice will break ground at Bellahouston Park, in preparation for foundation work.

This coincides with the Clyde Stride, taking place on Saturday, May 9, kicking off from The Riverside Museum at 8.30pm and hosted by STV Glasgow’s David Farrell.

The hospice hope thousands will register their support by signing up for the Clyde Stride, formerly kinown as the Midnight Walk, walking 5k or 10k.

Mother and daughter Kirsty and Laura McFarlane from Newton Mearns make the Clyde Stride a family affair. Kirsty, a volunteer with the hospice and her 10-year-old daughter Laura, a pupil from Kirkhill primary school, have raised money for the hospice in the past but this is the first year they will be taking part in the Clyde Stride.

Kirsty says: “It’s great for kids to learn about fundraising and to do a wee bit to help.”

Organiser Joyce Ross explains: “The support so far has been incredible but £7million still needs to raised and, as we are breaking ground, time is of the essence.”

To register, call 429 5599.

With safety in numbers, individuals can do the walk or with friends, family or colleagues, crossing some of Glasgow’s most iconic bridges.

Anyone aged eight and upwards can take part and it promises to a family fun night out with entertainment, games, music and stalls.

Registration is £20 per Adult Clydestrider and £10 for Junior Clydestriders aged 8—12. Family of four discount will apply when two adults and two juniors enter together.

Poster girl for the event, Ruth Scott pictured on the left with Laura Calgrie, has taken part in previous years and explains why she’s behind the hospice:

She said: “I have seen the support, compassion and respect that the PPWH has given to many of my loved ones and their families over the past few

years.”

To register for Clyde Stride please visit: www.ppwh.org.uk or call 0141 429 5599.