We may have been told to “take a hike” on a number of occasions, but we have to admit that we’ve never been sent on a 96-mile one.

It may be just a few hundred miles short of The Proclaimers iconic declaration, but did those wiley brothers really ever put their money where their mouths are? They may have talked the talk, but GlasgowLiving and Ibiza Club News are teaming up and are all set to walk the walk.

Yep, our fundraising team, ‘GlasgowGiving’, is taking the rather long West Highland Way stroll of 96 miles on the 5th June 2017, in order to help  Team Cy-Run reach its fundraising target of £125,000 for Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice (Brick by Brick Appeal).

So far we’ve secured sponsorship and support from some of our city’s nearest and dearest including Arnold ClarkSub ClubWundergroundIbiza Digital MediaStudio NativeMearns BuildersLisa DonatiHSR Building Services, The SwanSPSEK Storage Mini Grill +++. For this campaign in association with our sister company, Ibiza Club News, our online awareness and fundraising campaign is likely to reach out to an engaged audience of over 22 million!The hospice, which provides free palliative care to the people of Glasgow in their hour of need, has outgrown its much-loved home at Carlton Place, therefore our fundraising is going towards the building of a brand new hospice in Bellahouston Park. The Brick by Brick Appeal was started to raise the £21million required for the build.

We’ll be contributing our donations to add to the remarkable ongoing Team Cy-Run fundraising challenge. So far an unbelievable £112,000 has been raised, and we’re hoping to help push all the way up to the ultimate £125k target!

Heather Manson, director of fundraising at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said:

“The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is absolutely delighted to have the support of GlasgowLiving.

It’s a fantastic challenge and the money raised will boost our Brick by Brick Appeal. “We have £21million to raise and are now at £19.6m, so every penny that helps us get closer to that target is much appreciated.

Moving to our new home in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park will enable us to continue to provide a gold standard of free palliative care but in a 21st-century setting. Every patient will have their own private room with access to outdoor space and by extending our services we can care for young people aged from 16 years for the first time.”

So where does it all begin? We’ll be found doing some last minute stretching and severe panicking at the starting line – right outside GlasgowLiving HQ on Glasgow Green. 96 miles later (hopefully not remotely reminiscent of 28 Days Later), we’ll finish up at Gordon Square in Fort William. If anyone would like to be there with a beer, comfy chair, and maybe a leftover Easter egg, that would be great, cheers.

Everyone here at GlasgowLiving would be delighted if you’d like to donate to this great cause, and help us to take steps towards Team Cy-Run’s grand total of £125,000. To make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page:www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GlasgowGiving2017

We appreciate any support, however big or small, and hope you’ll help us to spread the world on a cause that’s very close to all our hearts.

Now then, 96-mile stroll – let’s be having you! On Yer Way…