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Fundraising memorial walk for George


02 Sep 16

Drumchapel Community Credit Union is remembering its former Treasurer with a fundraising walk.

Staff from the Glasgow-based credit union are walking 26 miles of the West Highland Way from Rowerdennan to Tyndrum over two days from Friday 23 September – exactly a year after the credit union’s Treasurer, George Murray (pictured), passed away.

George was a familiar face and popular volunteer at the credit union for over a decade. The staff will be joined by members of George’s family for the walk, which is raising money for the Beatson Cancer Charity which helped George through his illness.

Drumchael Community Credit Union Manager Trisha Butler said: “George worked tirelessly for the credit union, even during his illness. He was a great asset and is missed by staff, volunteers and members.

“Work colleagues from the credit union wanted to do something in his memory, so along with members of George’s family, five of us have decided to walk from Rowerdennan up the side of Loch Lomond to Tyndrum to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity in Glasgow.

“George had raised funds for the charity in the past, even acquiring a signed Celtic jersey at one auction. Anyone who knew George will know that the charity must have meant a lot to him as he was most definitely an ardent Rangers fan!”

Founded in 1970 as Western Credit Union, Drumchapel Community Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Scotland. It serves 2,600 members who have £2.9 million saved in their local credit union and are borrowing £1.4 million at more favourable rates than are available from many other lenders.

Any donations for the sponsored walk from credit unions or individuals are welcome, and can be made here.

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