Members of a Lanarkshire-based community group which supports those over 50 years old have raised over £30,000 in completing the West Highland Way for a cancer charity.LEAP, based in Cambuslang, saw 26 people representing them on the 96-mile walk from Milngavie to Fort William over the May Bank Holiday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer as part of this year’s Team McKeown challenge.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Two of the group, Helen Jilks and Kat Hannon, completed the journey in four days - just short of walking a marathon every day.Kat said: “We have trained hard for this walk for nearly six months now, but nothing can really prepare you for the highs and lows physically and mentally that the walk throws up.”Helen, Kat and Matt, Kat’s partner, raised more than £3000, which was a handsome boost to the team’s overall total of more than £30,000.Helen added: “We’re tired and blistered, but we are so proud of what we have done.“I still can’t quite believe I’ve done this.
It’s the most amazing challenge I have ever set for myself.“Without the support of my husband, my fellow walkers and a never-ending stream of life-saving jelly babies, I might not have made it.” *Don't miss the latest headlines from around Lanarkshire.
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