Douglas McCrea gets ready for Charity Walk in aid of Guide Dogs

After two non-starts due to COVID restrictions, McCrea Managing Director Douglas McCrea can now finally go ahead with his Annual Charity Walk and complete both the Dava Way and Moray Coast Trial back-to-back, totalling 108 kilometres - a long way for someone with a dodgy hip!

Several of the McCrea team have unfortunately had their charity fundraising plans postponed again this year including Jonathan Campbell's Ironman Wales as well as five of the team who had entered the Great Scottish Run due to COVID,  so all eyes are on Douglas as he embarks on his latest challenge. 

Starting in Grantown next Monday morning, 2nd August, Douglas gets underway with his shortest daily walk (13 km) as he heads to Dava. This is however, followed by his longest walking day (25 km!), as he finishes Tuesday night in Forres with the Dava Way trail complete.

Wednesday morning will see Douglas start the Moray Coast Trail; starting where he left off in Forres, with the next four days going through Burghead, Lossiemouth and Portgordon. The final day of the challenge will see Douglas finish his walk on Saturday night in Cullen, bringing the total distance walked to 108 kilometers - assuming that he doesn't get lost along the way!

We'll be getting daily updates from Douglas as he progresses with his walk, which will be featured on his daily blog and shared to let you know how much he is struggling!

If you would like to support Douglas, you can do so by donating here, with all money raised going to our chosen charity for the year, Guide Dogs Scotland and check in via social media or our website news for the blog updates! 

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