Feb 17 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
SOLICITOR Neil McPherson is going on the run for his beloved football club.
The Darvel chairman is aiming to complete a series of runs visiting every junior football ground in Ayrshire. He will cover 200 miles touring the 24 clubs over the next 10 weeks.
The legal eagle will start the first leg this Saturday, running from Muirkirk to Auchinleck. Next Saturday, he will run from Auchinleck to Kello and will eventually finish at Recreation Park.
Money raised will be split between Darvel Juniors Football Club and cancer charity Clic Sargent.
Neil stepped in as chairman at Recreation Park in August to help the cash-stricken club.
Said Neil: “I have always had a real soft spot for Darvel. The run is about raising money and the profile of the club.”
Darvel Juniors have had three managers since the start of the season and they recorded their first win of the season against Ardeer on Saturday.
It was the perfect birthday present for the chairman who turned 55 on Sunday. Neil has been keeping fit by joining the players at their training sessions.
To sponsor Neil, contact his office in 87B John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, at 01563 535363, a Darvel FC committee member or Clic Sargent.