Canal walk achievement raises £700 for Croy trip to Cheltenham

Thursday 30 May 2024

One canal, two people, 36 miles over three days and nearly £700 in the bank! These are the key numbers following the completion of a sponsored walk along the Forth and Clyde Canal by two members of Croy Silver Band to raise funds to attend the National Finals in Cheltenham in September.

Band secretary and cornetist Carol Devlin and horn player Grace Cameron recorded more than 168,000 steps between them during the three-day challenge over the Bank Holiday weekend (see previous post dated 17 May).

Taking in the sights along the sights along the canal, including The Kelpies

 “We have raised almost £700 so far,” said a delighted Carol. “We had a real mix of weather during the three days – hot and sunny, torrential rain and perfect conditions for walking – and there were many people out enjoying the canal.  

“We had lots of support from friends and family - online, joining us on the walk and meeting us for food and drink.  And yes, after all of this, we had enough energy to attend a band rehearsal in the evening!”

If you are impressed by Carol and Grace’s achievement, you can still donate to the Scottish Third Section champion band’s cause at or

We made it! Grace and Carol reach their destination at the end of the three-day walk


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