Rosalyn Barclay, a fellow meningitis survivor, generously held her birthday party in July for 500 miles – and what a party it was. On a Saturday night in Clarkston, the party featured everything you might expect, with food, drink, music and dancing, as well as plenty you wouldn’t, with a book sale, competitions, 500 miles cakes, a raffle, an auction and a raucous rendition of everyone’s favourite Proclaimers’ classic. The money rolled in. Rosalyn had hoped to raise as much as £500. In fact she raised over £1,600 – a fantastic achievement!