Lessees set off on charitable climb

THE husband and wife team behind a hotel in Callander have joined a team of intrepid fundraisers in Africa where they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

Gordon and Jan Halladay of The Waverley Hotel aim to raise £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Gordon and Jan Halladay, who have run The Waverley Hotel in partnership with Greene King owned Belhaven Pub Partners for the past 12 years, have set themselves a fundraising target of £10,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The couple said that, thanks to the public and their regulars, they’ve already raised £8500 toward their £10,000 target – and are confident of smashing it.

Gordon said: “We rely on the community and our regulars have really supported us. I think everybody is touched by cancer at some stage in their lives and wants to donate to charities supporting those affected.

“People have given huge amounts of money and all we can say is thank you to everybody who has donated and raised the money with us.”

Setting off today (October 5) for Tanzania, the lessees will climb the 5985 metre mountain alongside 22 Greene King employees from across the country. Together, they hope to raise £100,000; Macmillan Cancer Support has been the official charity partner of Greene King since 2012.

To donate to Gordon and Jan’s fundraising, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gordonandjanhalladay