FEMALE supporters of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice got together to raise funds by taking part in a very colourful 10 o’clock walk.

Participants of the ladies-only 5k trek were provided with a t-shirt and encouraged to dress up as brightly as possible with accessories.

The fundraising event for the Whitecrook hospice took place on Friday, August 31, starting and finishing at Great Western Retail Park in Drumchapel.

Alison Downie, who took part with her three friends after her mum was looked after in the hospice, said: “We very much enjoyed it. It was fun and I discovered that my friends were competitive, we started near the back and almost over-took nearly everybody.”

Entertainment and refreshments were provided at the end.

A spokesman for the hospice said: “This year’s walk was a joyful occasion with some walkers telling us it was the best ever.

“Hundreds of people took part – women of all ages, and girls and boys aged six to 16.

“Everything ran very smoothly and our host, Greg Summers, helped ensure that there was a real party atmosphere on the night.

“It was fantastic to see so many people, young and old, taking part, including lots of new faces.

“The ladies thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are very grateful to everyone who took part in and supported the event, including our sponsors Arnold Clark. And we were delighted to see so many people walking for the hospice.”

Bailie Malcolm Balfour helped steward the event.

He said: “What a fantastic turnout and so well organised, hopefully raising a lot of much needed funds. My heartfelt thanks to all involved and I am already looking forward to next year.”