Tartan trekkers double up

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A group of friends who set out to raise money for children’s charities at the Dundee Kiltwalk at the weekend were delighted to discover they had doubled their initial target.

On Sunday Sandra Tindal and Jill Smith from Monifieth, Judith Strachan from Birkhill, Fran Beaton from Broughty Ferry, Michelle Lyall from Dundee and Petra McMillan from Carnoustie, trekked 26 miles around Dundee with the aim of raising £600, but at the time of going to press they had generated nearly £1,200.

Their chosen children’s charity was Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Rest Assured Home Service which works with CHAS to support terminally ill teenagers at home with free professional nursing care in the last weeks of life.

The ladies completed the epic trek in around seven-and-a-half hours, and were fortunate with the waether on the day, which was jsut as well, because to make it more interesting they had all donned tartan miniskirts for the event!

According to Petra McMillan, a patron for Marie Curie, the group were delighted by the support they had received from family, friends and colleagues, and also the sense of achievement that came with compelting the arduous trek.

She said: “Although it was tough nearer the end, we were all buoyed by the support from our sponsors and donors to help us hit such a grand total.

“More terminally ill teenagers will now have the choice to be at home at the end, thanks to their generosity.”

To find out more about Marie Curie Cancer Care, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or contact petramcmillan@sky.com

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/MarieCurieKiltwalk