Island charities benefit from the chequered flag

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The annual Drag Races run by Lewis Car Club have generously benefitted several island charities.

In March this year £418 was donated to Lewis & Harris Breast Cancer Support Group; Lewis & Harris Alzheimer’s Scotland; Save The Children; Crossroads Lewis; Samaritans Lewis; Hebridean Mens Cancer Support Group and Action for Children.

The funds had been raised by the 2013 Drag Race. Then in October, proceeds from the 2014 Drag Race, held in July at Stornoway Airport, saw the charities each receive another £327.

In total, £5,219 has been raised for charity through the two events.

Pictured are representatives from each charity with Lewis Car Club Chair Norman MacLean and Club Secretary Alasdair MacLeod at Stornoway Airport.

Those present are: Euna MacIver and Mary MacLeod, Lewis & Harris Breast Cancer Support; Catherine MacKenzie, Lewis & Harris Alzheimer’s Scotland; Mamie MacLeod and Aileen Whiteford, Save The Children, and Karin Slater and Norman MacLean, Crossroads Lewis; along with Stornoway Airport Manager Duncan Smith; Stornoway Airport Fire Manager Jim Currie, and Stornoway Airport Fire crew.

Lewis Car Club and Highland and Island Airport Ltd have already started organising for next year’s Drag Race, scheduled for June 6th.

It is anticipated that the event in 2015 will be the biggest and best yet. Following on from the static Classic Car and Bike Show at the Creed Motorsport Facility on the Lochs Road on the Saturday afternoon, the Drag Race will feature a motorsport exhibition by a former World Champion with a fantastic field of cars already signed up.

Keep an eye out on the website – - over the next few months for more details.