Midwives lead mums on MOK walk

The MOK walkers set off from Campbeltown Hospital.
The MOK walkers set off from Campbeltown Hospital.

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Campbeltown midwives past and present led an army of new mums on a march across town during their annual ‘MOK walk’.

The outing is organised annually by Campbeltown Hospital’s maternity unit to coincide with the Mull of Kintyre 10K and Half Marathon (MOKRUN).

It did not take place last year because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the MOKRUN but this year’s event was held last Tuesday, June 1.

All mums who gave birth to babies in the last year were invited to take part along with members of their families.

They left the hospital and walked to the harbour past Campbeltown Lawn Tennis Club before making their way along to the former paddling pool. They returned to the hospital by retracing their steps.

Each year, the MOK walk raises money for a worthy cause via a silver collection. This year, £165 was donated to the fundraising campaign organised by Campbeltown mum Iona MacLean to purchase a piece of inclusive play equipment for Jock’s Adventure Playground.

The Campbeltown midwives thanked all the families that joined them for the MOK walk, as well as Denise Macindeor and Campbeltown Co-op for donating goodie bags for the mums and babies, and Kenny Craig for taking photographs.