Good Morning Mountain Challenge

5 Peaks of the Compass

Friends of the charity: Steve Boyd, Gordon Main, Steve Thompson and Ross Thomson came up with the challenge of bagging five of Scotland's highest peaks on the compass: the most northern, southern, eastern, western and central mountains of Scotland within 36 hours.

Their route: a midnight start at Ben Hope in Sutherland, down to central Schielallion near Aberfeldy, swung eastwards to Mount Keene near Brechin, then crossed the country to Ben Lomond in the west. The final challenge loomed over the sea to Skye, and a climb of Sgurr na Banachdich.

"Five highest mountains and 620 miles in 34 hours, 50 minutes. I've seen how the service helps people and we couldn't think of a better charity to help."

Great Scottish Run

Andy Wright

Service/Office Support Officer, Andy, undertakes the Great Scottish Run each year to raise funds for the charity.

Each autumn Andy braves the (usually) cold, wet and windy weather to run the Great Scottish Run to raise funds for Good Morning Service. In particular it is to raise funds to provide members with the Good Night Service.

Over winter the charity runs night calls, offering members a second telephone befriending call in the day - which also alerts to potential health problems when it remains unanswered and the person cannot be located.

"Members love getting a Good Night Call, especially those who are housebound as it breaks up a long day. And it's the same befrienders who they know from their morning calls."

El Camino de Santiago

Emily McCurrie

Friend of the charity, Emily, undertook the 500 mile walk across France and Spain to raise funds for the charity.

The Way of St James (El Camino de Santiago) is a network of ancient pilgrimage routes coming from all directions across Spain and beyond to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela.

Emily chose the Camino Frances route, from St Jean Pied de Port in France. Undertaking the pilgrimage alone, Emily valued the time for reflection and contemplation while covering 15-20 miles a day and enjoyed meeting fellow pilgrims along the way.

"On returning from the Camino I realised that there was a constant running theme of human connection. It's something that makes me love what the Good Morning Service does extremely well - it brings people together."

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