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Written by on 22/03/2011

Carol Gilles and Maggie Singleton present the cheque

Many thanks go to Alexandra Interiors of Kirn and Innellan Village Hall Committee,  Alexandra Interiors organised new curtains for the Village Hall in return for a donation to Dunoon Community Radio, which the committee were very happy to do and for which we are very grateful. Thank you to them all


                              LES BISHOP LOCAL MOTOCYCLE FUND RAISER

Les Joins us in the Studio

It was a really great pleasure to greet Local Dunoon Business Man Les Bishop to the Corridor last night to tell us about his forthcoming motorcycle ride from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise money for two charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Afghan Heroes

We let Les tell you in his own word about the trip                                                        The ride by motorcycle will take place on Monday 4th April starting out at 0400hrs from Land’s End and finishing about 14-16 hours later at John O’Groats. I am riding this alone, mostly because this is the easiest option and also because this is a very personal thing.                                                                      I would not want to subject anyone else to riding this distance if they are not used to riding longer distances.                                                                                     Supporting this charity is important to me, my mother has suffered from cancer and been fortunate even given her years, to survive. My sister is currently undergoing treatment. 

For the interested among you, my bike is a Honda Pan European ST1100AY1. I have had this bike for almost a year. It replaced one written of in an accident a year ago when a van driver turned across my path giving me no where to go and no room to stop.  My previous bike had just been prepared for this same event. Fortunately I obviously survived, although not uninjured. Unfortunately the bike did not. Now though I am well enough to make this ride.

My riding experience goes way back to being an instructor with the old National Motorcycle Training Scheme in the early eighties to being involved with the IAM now as an Observer.Mentoring others to raise the standards of motorcycle riding.

If you would like to help Les in anyway, money donations of course are usually the easiest way, you can get further information at

About Afghan Heroes
Les Bishop
 Our Mission Is to support all our service personnel operating in theatre in Afghanistan, by providing the much needed “home comfort” supplies and gifts to the 9,000 service personnel, to promote and embrace the new initiative “Thank-a-Soldier” and to ensure our soldiers know they are not alone. On the home front we will set up support groups for the families of the fallen. We will also set up regional network groups and events so families can come together and support each other. How you can helpBy donating to Afghan Heroes through Bmycharity you can be assured that all donations will have a direct and positive impact upon our service personnel serving in Afghanistan. There are other ways of helping by donating time, packing gift boxes, organising events or just helping on the day of any events in your area.