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We are supporting the below project for a statue of Khan the Dog in Common Green Strathaven

On Friday 22 March at 5pm there is a sponsored fun run for Children in Strathaven Park at 5pm – The beavers, cubs etc are involved with the organising

Our involvement is to organise a warm up (Ruth Ward-Cox) and present a chq for £100 (President and Head Coach John McGillivray)

Please come along and support if you can – details below

Hello John, I’m mailing with a request for the Striders. My dad, Derek Hamilton is involved with the upcoming fundraising funrun in the park for a Rifleman Khan statue. It’s the local scouting groups (approx 70 youngsters) that are taking part. We hoped to start this with a few minutes warm up…. is there any chance someone in the Striders would be available and willing to lead this? 5pm Friday 22nd March in Strathaven park? Many thanks, Shona
The Strathaven Friday night Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are supporting the community effort to raise money to help erect a statue for Rifleman Khan in the Common Green, by having a sponsored fun run in the park. 5pm Friday 22nd March.
Rifleman Khan and his handler James Muldoon from Strathaven landed at the island of Walcheren in the Netherlands, as part of the Battle of the Scheldt. Khan swam to the shore; however, his handler could not swim and was drowning. Khan ran from the beach and swam back out to sea to haul his handler to safety on the beach. They both survived and led a famous parade in Strathaven in 1953. Khan was awarded the highest award for bravery for a dog, the Dickens Medal (Dog VC).