Date: Thursday 15 September 2016
Millions of people across the world were delighted when they saw 41 Scottie dogs steal the show at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in their official role as Team Name Bearers, as part of the Athletes’ Parade.
Father and son dog owners Barry and Aaron Chisholm and 10‑year‑old Scottie Hamish, who live in a new home at our Gospatrick Grange development in Dunbar, led out Team Scotland and since then have used their local popularity to raise funds for STV’s Child Appeal by taking part in Pedal for Scotland.
This year’s event has seen them secure £500 sponsorship from our East Scotland team which has contributed to their overall fundraising amount of £1,030.
Pedal for Scotland took place on Sunday 11th September and it was a great challenge once again, as Barry explains: “This year, Cycling Scotland and Scottish Television welcomed us back for another year so that I could tow Hamish from Glasgow to Edinburgh again!
“STV filmed us during the cycle as they did last year, and we will be featured on TV when they show how and where they are spending the money we raised. We’re absolutely delighted to have completed the course once again and I’d like to thank all of our sponsors, including our main sponsor Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, for their donations that will help children in Scotland affected by poverty.”
Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, adds: “We were really excited when we discovered that our development is home to such a famous little character, and we’re absolutely delighted to have this unique opportunity to show our support for such a worthwhile charity by sponsoring the team’s cycling tops.”
There’s currently a selection of two, three and four‑bedroom homes available at Gospatrick Grange.