Sisters splash out in Lamlash for Ayrshire Hospice


Sisters Joanna and Laura Harper.

Sisters Joanna and Laura Harper are regular Arran holidaymakers and come from the West End of Glasgow.

Last month, their holiday here just happened to coincide with the Lamlash Splash, so they decided to give it a go.

Joanna explained: ‘As sisters, we have holidayed in Arran all our lives and can’t believe that we hadn’t jumped at the opportunity to take part in the swim before now.

‘Originally the sea swim was just to challenge ourselves and we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to do it than here.

‘We then decided though that it would be a good opportunity to try and raise money for the Ayrshire Hospice which is a charity close to our hearts since taking care of our Uncle Jimmy Dykes in 2008 and more recently our Uncle Alan MacDougall, who sadly passed away last week.

‘We were both super nervous about the swim (and the jellyfish) but absolutely loved taking part on the day and were totally overwhelmed by all the donations that poured in from our family and friends to support our chosen charity, a charity who provide support for people suffering from illnesses that will have sadly affected so many of your readers’ lives.’

For the full story see The Arran Banner Saturday October 13 or online from the same date.

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