Uk news Cambusbarron woman takes on kiltwalk for Strathcarron as part of year of fundraising PremierLeague-News.Com
MetiNews.Com - Kerray McGuire decided she wanted to do something to get out of the rut of lockdown - and has been helping special causes.
Breaking News ! For most people, taking on a marathon walk represents the main test of their year. But for Cambusbarron woman Kerray McGuire, it’s just one part of a gruelling 12 months of fundraising challenges aimed at relieving the lockdown funk - while raising money for good causes in the process. The 53-year-old is vowing to take on 12 challenges in 2021, with April’s event being a ‘virtual kiltwalk’ to support Strathcarron Hospice. The Kiltwalk event normally takes place in person across routes of various distances, but with restrictions around Covid-19 still in place, the event’s organisers have asked people to take on any challenge they wish. Kerray will take on the kiltwalk as part of a group of 20 friends, with preparations in full swing to be ready for the weekend of April 23 to 25. Kerray told the Observer: “I’ve always been involved with charities and donate to them each month so I thought why not do some challenges for them? “You have to find your own route this year because of Covid and you can do any distance you want but I chose that because I’ve done that distance in the live one before. The traditional Kiltwalk event attracts thousands every year - but is taking place virtually in 2021. (Image: Glasgow Kiltwalk) “I’ve got a wee team joining me and I’m quite happy that a lot of people are deciding to buddy me, but Strathcarron is a well-known local charity so we’re hoping to get some good sponsors.” The walking effort follows on from a 500,000 steps challenge completed in March for the Clic Sargent cancer charity, with friends Diane Marshall and Carol Leyden joining Kerray for that.
. Kerray said: “I don’t think there will be a lot in the diary for this year with Covid and everything, so I just thought this would fill the time with no holidays to go on. “I’m fortunate in that I have a quite active job as a self-employed cleaner and I walk every day with the dog doing about 15-20 miles. “It encourages me to go out for practice and keeping active because I know it is all for charity and I wouldn’t want to fail raising money for a charity.
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“Friends and family have offered loads of encouragement to me so far and I’ve had loads of sponsorship so far - I’ve had around £1,500 for the three I’ve done so far and I’m very grateful for that.” To donate to Kerray’s kiltwalk challenge, you can visit her online page at virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-KerrayMcGuire
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