Scotmid Laurencekirk's treadmill-athon for CHAS

Colleagues at Scotmid’s Laurencekirk Store took on a 12-hour treadmill challenge recently, raising almost £600 for the retailer’s charity partner, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS.

By Morag Kuc
Friday, 24th June 2022, 10:47 am
Event organiser, Claire Hayman, walking her share of the miles.
Event organiser, Claire Hayman, walking her share of the miles.

Enthusiastic walkers and runners, who ranged from 17 to 60 years old, took turns on a treadmill donated by local gym, Mearns Fitness. The challenge lasted from 8am to 8pm, covering a total of 50 miles and raising just under £590 for the charity.

The Scottish retailer appointed CHAS as its charity partner at the end of 2020, with the partnership lasting until August this year.

The money will go towards offering full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Each week, three children die from an incurable condition in Scotland, and the need for CHAS’ services on the rise. There are currently more than 16,700 families across Scotland living with the constant fear and heartbreak that their child might die young.

Event organiser, Claire Hayman, walking her share of the miles.

Pictured is the event organiser, Claire Hayman, walking her share of the miles.

Stewart Smith, store manager, said: “The treadmill-athon was a brilliant success. I would like to thank those who took part in the challenge and everyone who kindly donated.

"A special thanks goes to Claire Hayman who organised the event and stayed throughout the day to cheer on her colleagues. The donations raised will go to a worthwhile cause that aims to support its local communities across Scotland, helping the lives of many.”