Monday, June 05, 2017

#TeamHamish overwhelmed by community support as Hamish's Week gets underway culminating in a "street of colour" for the road race and fun run on Sunday

We've had an update on the #teamHamish latest and there is going to be a lot going on this week. Pop down and have a look at the display in the Library if you can. If not there are details further down this page.

Liz Bow told the Gurn: 

"We are overwhelmed by the support for #teamhamish. Nairn have embraced the family and our project for Nairn in Hamish's memory.

Nairn Library window will have a display of Hamish's week starting on Monday 5th June.

The fundraising events start on Thursday (8th June) evening at 'James's at the putting green' one of Hamish's favourite places, James will be selling ice-cream, 4.30 -7 .30 all proceeds for #team hamish The King Street Co-op in Nairn are having a bake sale on the Friday(9th) from 10am-2pm.

On Saturday 10th, at Rosebank Primary School summer fete, we will be selling our merchandise which has all been sponsored by local businesses t-shirts, caps and wristbands. 
This is all leading up to our first really big event on the Sunday 11th of June, a 10mile Road Race and 5k fun run. 

Already we have a large number of entries, nearly 500 and we certainly anticipate that number will double - 1,000 on Sunday. On line 10 Mile entries can still be made via Nairn 10 Mile Road Race and fun run forms are available in Nairn Library & Nairn Community Centre, entries for both can also be made on the day at Nairn Community Centre, 1pm. The 10 Mile race starts on Nairn High Street at 2pm and the Fun Run at 2.15pm. We are encouraging everyone to come along and support this great event, participate or spectate, we welcome all. 

Nairn Pipe Band will be playing at the start of each of the races.

Nairn Academy Steel band will be playing on the High Street; it will be a street of colour, Nairn Academy pupils supported by Rosebank Primary School are creating an amazing rainbow banner which will cross the High Street, which everyone will run under.

All participants will receive a commemorative medal.

Local florist Big Bloomers are selling fabulous windmills - appearing in gardens all over Nairn. Many local businesses are decorating their windows with rainbows and bright colours. 

These events are just the beginning for #TeamHamish, we are bringing everyone together, wonderful community spirit. We are creating something positive from the devastating loss of a very special boy, Hamish.

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