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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-20755

Pyllon Endeavour Raises Money for SAMH

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Date lodged: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Mary Fee, Alison Johnstone, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Mark McDonald, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Maureen Watt
Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament commends Graham Connolly and Pyllon Endeavour, which is an ultra-running team, for running the Scottish National Trail in support of SAMH; notes that the group started on the morning of 23 January 2020 at Cape Wrath and ended at Kirk Yetholm at the border, as a continuous relay taking 102 hours; understands that the team of nine runners ended up running between 85 and 90 miles over some of Scotland’s most rugged terrain; applauds the team for having set a new record on the course; recognises that SAMH is a mental health and wellbeing charity that does incredible work to raise awareness and support people who are experiencing mental ill-health; notes that, in 2019, Pyllon Endeavour attempted a double West Highland Way in under 24 hours to raise money for SAMH, and thanks the team for raising awareness of SAMH’s work and showing that sport and physical activity can improve mental health.