Students studying Health, Social and Child Studies level 6 at Lews Castle College
have raised £1925.35 for a local charity by undertaking a sponsored walk over the
The cash raised has been donated to SEIMH - an island support group which aims to
support mothers who have gone through loss at any stage of their pregnancy or in
the neonatal period.
SEIMH was set up last year and meets at Ospadal Nan Eilean in Stornoway on the first
Tuesday evening of each month.
The money raised by the students will go towards the training of facilitators to
allow more groups to be established throughout the Western Isles as well as extending
support to fathers and wider family members.
Some of the fundraising will also go towards a family fun day and butterfly release
planned for August to raise awareness of the group.
Foot-slogging students raise over £1,900 for charity