Team Oban

We're fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Intro

I turned 50 this year and since decimalisation in 1971, so many things have changed, but survival from pancreatic cancer isn’t one of them, as survival rates have pretty much stood still!

Both my aunty and mother passed away from pancreatic cancer within 13 months of diagnosis.

My friend Finlo’s mother, Linda, passed away from pancreatic cancer in late 2014. 

In May 2020 during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, I too was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer! From then until today, throughout pre and post-op chemotherapy, my ‘Total Pancreatectomy’ operation and subsequent ongoing recovery period, PCUK have supported me and my family in an incredible way. PCUK’s online, telephone and webinar support services have been instrumental in enabling us to cope with this truly tough disease.

Why

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat, and tough to survive. Together, we can change that.

Around 10,000 people a year are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but it has the lowest cancer survival rate with around 9,000 dying every year.

Despite being a common cancer and having the poorest survival rates, only 2% of the annual UK cancer research budget goes into pancreatic cancer. There has also been little prioritisation of pancreatic cancer by Governments across the UK and within national cancer strategies.

Pancreatic cancer has been left behind. This is shameful!

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer. Half of people diagnosed will die within 3 months, 3 in 4 will not survive a year. Research is key. We’re nearer than ever before to a breakthrough.

Research breakthroughs give us hope and will save lives. The earlier the diagnosis, the more lives saved. The funds you raise will have the power to make that possible. Every step will support world-class researchers to speed up diagnosis and improve treatments. By walking together, we can create change to save lives.

That’s why we're taking on The Big Step Forward to stamp out pancreatic çancer.

What are Team Oban Doing

Help me change the future of pancreatic cancer by joining us and hundreds of others on Fri 16th / Sat 17th July 2021, as we walk around the ‘Gallanach Loop’ to fund pioneering research and stamp out pancreatic cancer. (You could join our team and do a small walk wherever you are in the UK / world).

During last year’s Big Step Forward, 81 people joined ’Team Oban’ to raise over £6000, can we do that again this year?!

Whether you, a friend or family member are affected by the disease now, or you’re remembering someone you’ve lost, we can stand together to save lives. 

You could either donate some cash following the links on this page or contact Adrian or Finlo to join them in this virtual challenge where ever you may be!

“It’s so much easier for you to cope, if you decide to live in hope” - Anthony Horowitz, April 2020

#hopeiscontagious #stayfit #stayfocused

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Adrian and Team Oban 💜💜💜

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Sue Johnson

Go team Oban for Adrian

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Norman Clark

Well done to you all , great organisation and back up .

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Lochnell Fc 2008s

Our players did a 'Big Dribble' last night for this great cause and at the same time learned a bit about Team Oban's inspirational fundraising effort. All the best Ady and the Team!!

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Finlo Cottier

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Anonymous

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Dot

I'm amazed at what you have achieved towards funding much needed research into this cancer. I have just been reading about it in The Oban Times. Such good positive publicity! I am happy to add my contribution as I wasn't aware of the activity taking place. I also wish Adrian well.

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Stephen, Shona, Alasdair & Annie ?

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Clark Campbell

All the best to thebigstepforward team!!

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Friends And Family

RIP Adrian. We will miss you!!

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Geoffrey Hilton

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Anonymous

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Daniel Bianchini

Go Team Adrian, Team Oban, Team Scotland including Scotland’s downunder team

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Macinnes, Arthur & Campbell Clan

Can’t wait to join you on Saturday

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John And Helen Anderson

Good luck.

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Ben And David

Good luck 👍

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Bloor Family

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Ewen Macpherson

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Bel Cameron

A great wee walk for a very worthy cause. Adrian and Angela you are some team - in awe of you both 🥰

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Niall And Fliss Campbell

Amazing Effort Adrian and Ang. You are inspirational in you effort and approach. Much love ❤️

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Nicola Lane

Wishing you all the very best for this weekend. We’ll be walking with you in spirit! Go Team Oban! 💜

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Michael Garvin

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John & Kirsty Mcluckie

Good luck Team Oban! xxx

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Andy Cullip

Will be thinking of you all

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John And Ena Macgregor

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Hilton Family

Well done to everyone that took part and supported this amazing event. Love and hugs Sue, Darren, Lauren and Gemma x

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Andrew Mclauchlan

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Barrons & Smiths

Good luck team Oban

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Nick Randell

Such incredible work so far & important in both raising awareness & well needed funds xx

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Ian Carter

Well done Team Oban - hope you double your target!

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D Fraser

Adrian, you are one exceptional and inspirational person! Go, Team Oban!

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Connel Village Store

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Valda Telfer

The Telfers will be walking in Aus inspired by Adrian! Sending love and sunshine your way. Go Team Oban!

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Lucy Duncan

Well done to you all - you should be truly proud of yourselves!❤️❤️❤️

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Craig Rhodes

Keep walking - all the best from us 4 here x

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Nathan Stewart

Setting us all an example Ady, big hugs mate.

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Jon Leighton

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Mark Cook

Keep up your great work

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Fraser Family

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The Rae Family

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Aunty Linda And Terry

Good luck Adrian, and your team

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The Howe Family

We are walking with you to help find a cure for this horrible condition. Go Team Oban!

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Ian And Ailsa Pooleman

Great work team Oban

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Taynuilt Primary School And Elc

Heartfelt Condolences - Sleep Peacefully Adrian

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Tim Beard & Karen White

Good luck Adrian and Team Oban!

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Rebekah Dundas

Good luck Team Oban and all the supporters. Fantastic fundraising efforts by a great Team. Dundas family.

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Jane Livingstone

Amazing work, big hugs to Adrian & Angela xx

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Andy & Moira Newiss

Well done everyone :-)

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Davies Family

Great work Team Oban!

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Fenella Green

Fantastic result team Oban.

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Anonymous

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Heather Shaw

£78

Maccoll And Cruickshank Family

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Ben, Megs And Ryan

Great work guys, all the best from Canberra!

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Marie Geekie

Good luck everyone. Such a worthy cause

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Tony & Meg Crook

Ady Beard is an inspiration to us all.

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Family Hill

Great cause, we’ll done to all

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Sophie Carr

Keep on fighting and hoping Adrian xxx

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Derek Black

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Martin Swan

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Mairi Smith

Good luck to everyone!

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Nicola Hunter

Thank you, Adrian, for all your awareness raising and fundraising. all the very best to all the Beard family

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Lyndsey, Andrew, Euan & Rory

You guys rock xxx well done xxx

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Fiona Shaw

Well done team Oban!

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Tom, Jo And Pollaidh Smith

Incredible inspiration. Well done Adrian, family and team 💪💪

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Janice & Roddy Maceachen

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Bob Taylor

Great cause

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Morag

Great cause

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Carswell Family

You’re an inspiration to all. Good luck

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Joanna, Eric & Laura

Incredible inspiration to us all Adrian! It's been a pleasure taking part in such a great cause. Thank you for having us Team Oban!

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Roy Mcluckie

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The Grants

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Sine Macvicar

Go Team Oban. Looking forward to joining you.

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Mhairi Ross

Good luck to all taking part. Hope you raise a lot of money for this worthwhile charity.

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Gregor & Nicola Muir

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Anonymous

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Ellie Cooper

Go Team Oban

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Arlene, Jim, Arran & Eilish Ditchfield

Hope the weather stays nice. Great work. Will try to join you at some point. You got this!

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Lyndsay, Roger, Edie And Alex

Happy 50th Adrian, love from the Elliotts

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Christine Hills

You are all fantastic X

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Craig Raeside

Thinking of you and inspired by you as always. Will take a wee hike around the hills at Largs this weekend.

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The Parfitts

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The Ferguson Family

Ade you are an inspiration to us all 💜 Good luck to Team Oban. 💜

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Fin Struthers

Have a great day

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Adams Family

Well done Adrian and the rest of team Oban. Hope the day goes well. From Steve, Clare, Cory and Lydia

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The Hugheseses

Looking forward to more big steps forward with you Angela and Adrian, Finlo and Liz!

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Stephen Day

Go Team Oban! Woop Woop!

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Sarah Steward

Go Team Oban!

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Kirsty & Chris

See you soon Beardy Weirdies & keep up the good work, doing fabulously xxx

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Anonymous

Tremendous effort Adrian. Great stuff.

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John Gorski

Smile and wave! Best, John

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John Hole

Well done, fom the Yorkshire and Sussex contingent

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Fiona, Robert & Erik

Go Team Oban. You are an inspiration Adrian.

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Gemma Bruce

Well done everyone! Keep going!

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Te Ara

Go Team Oban - off to row a few laps on the rower

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Christine Campbell And Family

Almost forgot to donate - reminded by excellent Oban Times article. Adrian, you are inspiring.

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David Senneck

Well done Ross

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The Prosser Family

Good luck to Ady & everyone taking part in this challenge for such a worthy cause. Sending all our love from Bristol Jon, Sarah, Grace & Lottie x

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Paul, Donna & Jonny

With you all the way

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Justyna

Go team Adrian!

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Fiona, Colin, Alasdair & Euan Campbell

Good luck everyone-great effort!

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Jim And Julia

Not sure we can join the walk, but wish you all the best, and will be thinking of you.

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Sidonia, Steve And Rhona

Thank you for fundraising for this important cause. Good luck and sunshine on your walk!

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Christine Smith

Good luck Team Oban!

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Chris And Kirsty

Hope it goes well. Keep strong Ady

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Serena Jones

For Adrian, his lovely family and team Oban 🤗

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Shona Clyne

Nothing but admiration for you Adrian. Will be thinking of you all on the Gallanach Loop later in July; all the best with it. Shona Clyne

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Judith Perkins

Congratulations to Team Oban

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Carter Campbell

Good luck guys

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Maeve Kelly

Go Team Adrian !!!

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Rachael Harkins

Great effort for a fantastic cause. Sending this on behalf of my Dad, James Harkins.

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Peter Swingewood

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Andrew Smith

Good luck Adrian and all the team!

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David

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David Vick

I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer. good luck to everyone

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David Mcgarry

Good luck Adey and to the Oban team

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Alex Needham

Massive Effort Team Oban

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Rita Windham-wright

I know you’ll never give up. Go get it!

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Heather Macpherson

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Vivi Clark

Looking forward to joining Team Oban tomorrow.

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Jenny Winstanley

Well done to everyone - you are all amazing 🤩

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All At Table 5, Aa

Good luck from all at wedding table No 5!

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Sandra Jordan

Good luck! 💜

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Allison And Andy D

Wishing you well.

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David & Chris Mcguire

Best of luck to everyone involved

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Ben Wilson

Go Team Oban go!

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Stacey Holloway

Go team Oban!! Well done Adrian! Stacey & Max xx

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Phillt

Great work !

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Duncan Ferguson

Good luck folks!great cause and determination!

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Marion Kenworthy

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Donald Maclean

Well done 👏

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Lorraine

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Iain Boyd

Best wistful the walk

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Pat Lee

Good work Team Oban, fantastic effort.

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Mcconnell Family

Well done Cottier and Bruce families

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Fiona Hart

Fantastic effort from everyone. Nearly at the finish line on the the 24 hour Big Step Forward walk - Go Team Oban! 💜

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Karen Vincent

A massive well done Team Oban Love Karen, Luke & Jodie

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Dean Carrick

Ade - you're inspirational... Keep on Truckin' mate.

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Sarah Cairns

Well done team!

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Chris Allen

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Alan Stewart

Inspirational, Adrian! Keep fighting, stay well.

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Heather Christine Jarvis

Well done everyone

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Claire Hutchison

Fantastic job, sorry not to manage to join you for a lap. We'll done to everyone.

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Neil Robinson

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Francesca Bichard

Will take a wee walk myself on Saturday - wishing you good luck

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Marian Milarvie

Best of luck to Team Oban - and particularly the Baird family.

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Stephen Hodder

Well done Team Oban. Ross, Adrian, go for it!

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Lesley Fraser

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Louise & Innes

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Stevie Brain

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Fiona K

Go Team ! (Cuz )?

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Emily Woolard

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Shiralene & Tony

Well Done Team MacInnes & Arthur - the strawberry waffles worked their magic and got you round!

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Gilly & Charlie

Very best of luck to you all x

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Davd Hamilton

xx

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Maggie Thorpe

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Felicity White

A contribution to a wonderful fundraiding walk, with all best wishes to Adrian and Angela from Susannah's mum

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Lorn Mcluckie

Good on you guys. Hope you get the weather 🙂

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Laurie & Brian

Good luck everyone 🥰🥰

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Mairead Heslin

Well done

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Anonymous

Go Team Oban

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Scamps N Jooles

Go For It Team Oban

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Anonymous

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Ross Thurlow

JFDI

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Bhavani Narayanaswamy

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Anonymous

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Dempster,s

Good luck

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Anuschka

Best of luck and let's beat last year's fundraiser!

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Clare Gilbert

Good luck

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Sarah Desborough

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Derek & Elizabeth

Good luck xx

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The Bradys

Well done!

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Jill

Well done to you and all the family for taking part xx

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Marlene Davies

Well done everyone

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Nanny D.

Well done everyone. What a fantastic amount you have raised. Xxx

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P & C Wilson

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Lorna Watt

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April Macleod

Sending best wishes for your walk!

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Heather Macpherson

Well done everyone.💜

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Dionne, Kevin, Poppy & Emmie X

Best of luck… lots of coffee’s will be well deserved after ;)

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Claire Shaw

Go Team Oban!

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The Campbell's

Well done & best wishes

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Lynda Carlin

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Stephen Glen-lee

Supporting my dance partner Caroline. Thanks for your efforts from those of us who break a sweat thinking about exercise.

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April Macleod

Well done Mary, James and Sarah! Ava & Austin XX

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Paul Mccormick

Good luck Stevie. Luv Paul & Kay.

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The B-ps

You are a force to be reckoned with! A true inspiration to us all! Keep going- you can smash this!!

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Danuta Summerscales

Well Done Team Oban !!! from Danuta & Ian - Devon

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Gillian Mcluckie

You are such an inspiration Adrian. Go Team Oban!!

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Lynn Ashforth

Best of luck to Adrian and Team Oban.Best foot forward!

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Clare Black & Steven Groom

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Jjet

Good luck J&K xxxx

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Vera Edwards

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Summy & Andrea

We’ll done Team Oban!

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Shona Hendrick

Well done to the Last Family for doing this challenge - and to everyone else! A massive well done from the Mason family.

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Anonymous

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Laura Macdonald

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Rhoda Campbell

Well done Team Oban

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Ian Macvicar And May

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Glenn Simpkin

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Vicky Hiorns

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Adrian Macleod

Live in hope! All the best with the event.

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Clare Fletcher

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Kate Macintyre

Go Team Oban! Very proud of you all 💕.

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H Jordan

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The Brown Family

We’ll done Steevie and Ellie

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Karen Aspinall

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John Moreton

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Iona Fulton

Good luck to everyone walking this weekend and all the best to Adrian and family.

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Barbara Dudley

Good luck

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Cathy King

Hi Angela & Adrian - such a fantastic event last yr - thank you! V sorry not to be joining you & your super supporters this time but I’ll be rootin for you & your Mega Oban Team every big step forward

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Lyndsay

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Matt Davey

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Craigt

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Sarah Hole

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Hazel Hamilton

Good luck to you all

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The Simpsons

Happy Birthday DJ! Great cause Sarah Well Done!!!

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Fran Hadden

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Rob Wiggy Jones

Well done Ross and Team Oban :) all the best

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Tracy Rodgers

Great Cause, well done Ewan and all the team.

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Marion

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Neil Hadden

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Gran Hadden

Well done Team Oban on Arran

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Jim And Anne

Well done

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Calum Mcluckie

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Anonymous

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Lizi

You have all done so much amazing work, true inspiration, hope and bravery. Good luck to all taking part in the walk over the next two days x

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Gill Gregory

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Clare Johnson

Glad to hear you're doing well Adrian :) and good luck for the walk!

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Emily Macintyre

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Peter Asher

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Beth Hillier

Adrian and Team Oban, you’ve been so inspirational! 💜

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Angela Walker

Stay strong!! Well done to all taking part!!

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Anonymous

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Roger Bird

All the best for your find raising. You are doing such a great job.

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Gael Maclean

You are an inspirational family and I wish you all the very best 💕

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Alice Aspinall

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Fiona Tindall

Well done team Oban!

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Annie Hughes

Good luck!

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Lisa Glasspool

Well done team Oban. A worthy cause. The Glasspool Family x

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Hannah Grist

Go Adrian and #TeamOban!

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Euan Paterson

Incredible effort by Adrian and the team. Keep fighting!

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Lynn & Gary Richardson

Well done Stevie and everyone involved x

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Ann-maree Mccubbin

Well done Team Oban!

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Emma Crawford

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Helen Smith

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Paul Werb

Go Fi!!!

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Ali Shine

Well done guys. Love you xxx

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Simons

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Morven Campbell

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Steph

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Elysia Crichton

Good job Team MacInnes, Arthur & Campbell

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Sue Woodgate

well done team Hole xx

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Katy, Paul And The Kids

Good luck to the Smyth family.

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Helen Mcneill

Go Team! I’ll be thinking of you whilst walking at Millport.

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Helen Kneller

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Nicky Harris

Good luck to you all! x

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Margaret Goodison

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Pauline Clifford

Go #TEAMOBAN! From all the Cliffords x

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Lesley Duncan

Go Team Oban. Good luck to all the walkers.

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Raymond’s Day Molly Law

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Lindsay Maclean

Wishing you all the best Adrian and Team Oban x

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Adrian Sie

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Emily Venables

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From Kath

Well done Dylan and all x

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Tracey

Good luck!

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Vicky Booker

Great charity and great challenge 👏

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Zoe Lancaster

Good luck Fiona and Team!

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Christine Smith

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Kevin Brown

Great effort Team Oban

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Angie Rogers

Wishing you all good luck

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Davy Macdonald

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Kay Wilson

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Lynn Quigley

Good Luck Adrian, you are AMAZING!! Thanks for all that you are, and all that you do. Best wishes Lynn x

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Axel Miller

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Jean Mcluckie

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Melanie Weetman

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Rufus Stones

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Kate Henwood

Good luck, Sarah, James and Mary

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Emma Scott

Well Done to everyone who took part

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Shirley Kay

Go Ellie &Co

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Emma, Chris & Georgina Xxx

It was a pleasure to meet you today at Highland Fold HQ

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Lynn Imrie

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Kirstie

Happy Birthday Deej .. Good luck Sarah

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Lucy Formby

Good luck for what I reckon will be a very hot and sweaty walk!

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Sarah L

You’ll smash it! Enjoy the view once you get to the top

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Elisa Wathen

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