In 2014 we had our first “Moira’s Run” take place in Queen’s Park, Glasgow with over 300 turning up in torrential rain to run [or walk] for Moira.
Our Patrons, Dame Elish Angiolini and Elaine C Smith came to cheer us on and the event gained much media attention as well as raising a magnificent sum of money which is already helping those struggling to cope with the murder of a loved one. This year’s run will take place on 26th October in Queen’s Park, Glasgow.
We continued to raise funds in various ways- sponsored runs and walks, long and short distance, a national Prize Draw, a Highland Challenge, a stall at Weston Village Fete, wedding bookings for Peter Ward’s chauffeur- driven vintage car, the Glasgow Ball, and we continued with our jewellery recycling project. We have also continued to raise awareness of the Fund by giving talks at various locations around the country.
We have responded positively to every application for support made on behalf of a traumatically bereaved family and feel privileged that, thanks to the support of so many caring people, we are able to help just a little at this most awful time in their lives. The thank you letters we receive are very moving.
We have also made grants this year to charities, one in Scotland, one in England, which ensure that victims can access the kind of help which we cannot provide.
Finally we are delighted to announce that Donna Stone, our post-lady in Weston and her husband Steve, have given themselves a big challenge, Moira’s Anniversary Challenge, and will cycle from Glasgow to Weston on 29th and 30th May to raise money in Moira’s memory. This means much to us and we hope to give them a big send off and a great welcome back.
We are very grateful indeed for the support shown to The Moira Fund.