Isla goes the extra mile for charity

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Seven-year-old Isla Murdoch from Seil has raised more than £1,200 for a cystic fibrosis support charity.

The Rockfield Primary School pupil who lives in Balvicar set out on a walk from the Atlantic Bridge to Cuan Ferry, matching her age in miles, in aid of The Butterfly Trust, but walked a total of 8.4 miles instead.

Isla, who walked with her proud mum Jennifer McLuckie and their dog Fearn, completed the road hike in an impressive three hours and 27 minutes.

The youngster’s online Rainbow pack had taken on a fundraising challenge for Children In Need to earn a badge but were given the option of choosing their own charity.

Isla opted for The Butterfly Trust because her mum’s partner Niall Menzies has cystic fibrosis.

‘Isla wanted people to hear more about the condition because it’s not something that gets mentioned a lot. We think it was a lovely thought and we’re very proud of her,’ said Jennifer.

‘We measured the distance on Google first and it said seven miles but on the day it was actually 8.4 miles!’ she added.

So far a Justgiving page at justgiving.com/fundraising/jennifer-mcluckie1  and sponsorship forms have brought in £1,240.