Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion in Parliament this week commending Ally MacPherson, or Ally K as he is known, who is from Skye, for embarking on yet another gruelling challenge, this time to raise money for Highland Hospice.
Mr MacPherson will attempt to run the 180-mile distance between Glasgow and Inverness in just 70 hours. This will be his fourth challenge. He became the first man recorded to run the 125-mile distance around Skye in 35 hours raising £37,000 for Cancer Research UK. He then ran from Skye to Inverness non-stop in aid of Maggie’s Highlands. His third challenge saw him navigate 10 islands on the west coast in in two days raising £18,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Rhoda Grant said “Ally’s efforts are fantastic and should be congratulated. He should be really proud of all that he has achieved and I wish him the very best of luck with this next venture.”
Motion Number: S5M-19994
Lodged By: Rhoda Grant
Date Lodged: 20/11/2019
Title: Another Gruelling Challenge for Ally K
That the Parliament commends Ally MacPherson from Skye, who is known as “Ally K”, on embarking on another gruelling challenge, which will see him attempt to run the 180-mile distance between Glasgow and Inverness in just 70 hours to raise money for Highland Hospice; understands that this will be Ally’s fourth endurance challenge; congratulates him for tremendous efforts so far, which have raised £78,000 for various good causes; notes that these have seen him raise money for Cancer Research UK, by becoming the first man on record to run the 125-mile distance around Skye in 35 hours, running from Skye to Inverness non-stop, in aid of Maggie’s Highlands, and navigating 10 islands on the west coast in two days, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, and wishes Ally the very best of luck with this latest challenge.