Charity race night raises £10,000

Race night everyone
Race night everyone

A race night at The High School of Glasgow, organised by a Bearsden man, has raised £10,000 for research into Parkinson’s disease.

Barry Hutcheon (41) needed to build up funds to be able to take part in a climb of Kilimanjaro in January with 29 other people.

Bryn Williams, also from Bearsden, who suffers from the disease and is the founder of Parkinson’s Disease charity Wobbly Williams is also taking part.

Barry chose to raise money for Wobbly Williams, which has the trading name of Funding Neuro, after one of his best friends, Diane Hastings, wife of Scottish rubgy legend Gavin, was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago. Gavin is also taking part in the Kilimanjaro trek.

Barry said: “We are absolutely staggered at the total raised and I’m just delighted for the charity. People embraced the spirit of the evening and it seemed everyone had a great night.”

Barry would like to thank everyone who supported this event, sponsors and friends alike.

At the night are (left to right) Alan McMonegal, Gavin Hastings, Katherine Davidson, Barry Hutcheon, Bryn Williams, Keith McGregor and Liz Miller.