Barshaw Big Hearted Charity Walk Raises Cash For A Good Cause

26/06/2012

More than 90 local people stepped out for a big hearted charity walk recently.

The Barshaw Big Heart Charity Walk (Tuesday 19 June) commemorated 100 years of Barshaw Park while also celebrating Paisley being a heart town and was organised by Senga McLeod, the Council’s Walking Development Officer.

The two mile walk started from Paisley Town Hall at 11am, and had a second meeting point at Barshaw Park gate at 11.45am for a one mile walk around the park.

The theme was ‘red’ and those taking part were asked to bring a donation (or sponsorship) as an entry fee with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

Ninety three people came along and a total of £255 was raised.

Councillor Iain McMillan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Community and Family Care Policy Board, said: “We’re very proud that Paisley is a Heart Town and the Barshaw Big Heart Charity Walk was a wonderful opportunity for local people to contribute towards the British Heart Foundation while getting active at the same time.

“I’m delighted that this also celebrated the fact that Barshaw Park is 100 years old and well done to everyone who took part.”

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