Leurbost's own Julie-Anne Mackenzie is set to run the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday March 10, in aid of Befriending Lewis. 

Originally from Leurbost, but currently studying and working in Barcelona, Julie-Anne is determined to raise as much money as possible for the charity that has helped her uncle, and so many others on Lewis. 

"We need to support third sector organisations to fill the gap between what families can do, and what the state can stretch to," Julie-Anne told welovestornoway.com. She explained: "I feel guilty not being at home so it's a way I can help."

Befriending Lewis was set up in 2015 to help people affected by loneliness and isolation on Lewis. The organisation provides those in need with company and extra support. 

If you can help Julie-Anne to reach her fundraising target, please donate by visiting her just giving page.

To learn more about Befriending Lewis, visit their website