We’re pleased to announce that this year we are joining forces with Guide Dogs Scotland. We plan to raise funds for them and in return they are naming a beautiful guide dog puppy in honour of the village of Kelty.
It costs £50,000 to train and support each guide dog through it’s working life, for which Guide Dogs Scotland receives no government funding. It relies entirely on public generosity! The aim of this year’s coal race is to raise £5,000 towards the training of Kelty, who will be presented at the prize giving on the day of the event, 29th June, 2013. This is the 19th year of the Kelty Coal Race, home of the Scottish Coal Carrying Championships and the tradition of running the coal race for charity stems from the first few years when the race was run for children of the village who were in need of assistance.
The aim is that someone in the Fife area will benefit from Kelty when trained, so we’ll be able to follow his development. We believe this to be a very special link made with Guide Dogs for the Blind this year, and even the toughest of racers won’t be able to resist melting at the puppy when they meet him. So let’s get behind Kelty and get running!
To download an entry and sponsorship form, please click here
For further information on Guide Dogs Scotland please take a look at their site (www.guidedogscotland.org.uk)