Retiring Islesburgh steward raises thousands for local causes with Lerwick to Clousta run

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for two local causes after an Islesburgh steward ran home back to Clousta after retiring.

Ian Davidge undertook the run from Lerwick to the Westside, which covered around 20 miles, on Sunday morning – setting off shortly after 6am.

Unfortunately the fine weather over the last week deserted him on the big day, but it proved no barrier to the fundraiser.

Davidge, 66, was raising money for the Fernlea Care Centre Comfort Fund and Dogs Against Drugs.

He was joined on the run by family member Leighton Flaws, with the pair arriving in Clousta around 10am.

More than £3,000 has been raised for the two causes.

The staff at the Fernlea care home in Whalsay have been looking after Davidge’s mother in law for many years, whilst he also helped to found Dogs Against Drugs.

Ian and Leighton at the finish line.

Shetland News