Ayley and Chloe take part in Broughty beach walk

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CARNOUSTIE twins Ayley and Chloe Hirsch were joined by a host of friends, family, celebrities and supporters on Sunday for a charity walk.

Around 100 people took part in the Cash For Kids walk along Broughty Ferry beach on Sunday afternoon to raise money for the ‘Help Ayley and Chloe Walk’ fund.

Joining them on a scorching summer’s day were the likes of Stirling Albion manager Jockie Scott, international hairdresser Charlie Taylor and Dundee United stars Lee Wilkie, Willo Flood, Sean Dillon and captain Jon Daly.

The players were doing their best on bucket collection duties, charming the assembled walkers into generosity.

Jon said: “The bucket collection has been just brilliant, and we’ve got a great day for it.

“It’s good to see the community coming together behind the campaign and doing their best for the girls.

He added: “It’s such a cracking day, I’ve ‘phoned my wife and she’s bringing the kids down so we can go to the gala day afterwards.”

Averil Fleming, Ayley and Chloe’s mum, said she was touched by the turn-out, she added: “I’m a wee bit emotional seeing everybody coming out to join us today.

“The turn-out has been phenomenal, and the weather is amazing.”

The walk began with the arrival of the Lord Provost, John Letford, while talented Carnoustie piper Daniel Devlin led the way with traditional pipe music interspersed with snippets of Coldplay.

The group made its way from Broughty Castle along the beach as far as the Glass Pavilion, and then back, walking the mile in 30 minutes.

Averil added that the family would like to thank everyone who came along on Sunday, and everyone who has helped and supported them so far.

At the Carnoustie Gala Day Averil ran a stall offering the brave an opportunity to be soaked for charity, raising £288.