Bo'ness boy's 1470 garden laps raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice

A Bo’ness youngster has generated more than £1500 for a palliative care facility after running round his garden hundreds of times.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 4:45 pm

Oliver Murdoch told his dad, Stuart, he was keen to help fund the crucial work Strathcarron Hospice during the coronavirus crisis.

Stuart, who is the hospice’s chaplain, watched on proudly as his nine-year-old son ran the equivalent of the 16 miles from his home to Strathcarron over 21 days.

Donations from friends and family spurred Oliver on to complete the required 1470 laps.

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Oliver Murdoch completed 1470 laps of his garden in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, generating more than £1500.

Stuart said: “He did 30 laps in the morning, 30 in the afternoon and ten at night.

“I can’t express how vital it is that people keep doing these events to support their local hospice.

“It has been hard, the fact that because of the restrictions put in place the lack of fundraising activities has impacted on the finances.

“These small activities have fundamentally helped the hospice and it has been good to see many people from different walks of life and of different ages doing imaginative things.”