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One Night Not Enough For Elvis Fund-raiser

August 30, 2007 | People
A fund-raiser was all shook up and ready to hang up his Blue Suede Shoes after an attempt to cycle from Elvis, in Shetland, to Presley, near Logie, to raise cash and awareness for a local charity, was cut short just a few miles short of his goal. David Balfour, who was attempting a 24-hour bike ride to raise cash for the Highland Suicide Awareness Group, was attempting 'the King' of all fund-raising challenges by cycling 205 miles in 24 hours from Elvis to Presley. However, despite bad weather and complete fatigue, David, a business consultant in Inverness, still managed to complete an amazing 183 miles in the 24 hours, raising a total of £1,500 for his charity. His challenge, which he was tackling in three stages, started at Elvis Voe, a remote inlet on the north end of Bressay (Photo: Elvis Voe Beach, how good is that!). "A few people know there is a Presley in Scotland, although not many people know it's a wee place outside Forres. However, hardly anyone knows there is an Elvis in Scotland. It's in Shetland, on the island of Bressay. Suicides are a really big problem in the Highlands, particularly among young people. It wasn't just about raising the cash, it was about raising awareness about a serious issue."
Source:Elvis Information Network