British Heart Foundation walks raise funds in Isles

Pictured are some of the walkers in Stornoway

Pictured are some of the walkers in Stornoway

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A grant total of £420 was raised for the British Heart Foundation last month, when around 80 people across the Western Isles braved the elements to raise awareness and much needed funds.

Known as ‘Walk the Western Isles Way’, the walks took part across the Western Isles from Lewis to Barra on Saturday, September 29th.

The walks have been extremely popular in recent years, with participants enjoying the fresh air, camaraderie and exercise and, in the process, much needed funds are raised every year for the British Heart Foundation.

Each of the walks this year were approximately four miles, with the exception of the Uist walk, which was around six miles.

The NHS Western Isles Health Promotion Department would like to thank all the people who took part in the walks this year, and helped to raise awareness and funds for the British Heart Foundation, despite the wet weather.