Kiltwalk family smashes fundraising target

The Simpson family on their Kiltwalk challenge that took in the cycle path through Benderloch. Photo: Campbell Cameron

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A family’s marathon effort to walk 26 miles has raised more than £2,000 for a charity close to home and their hearts.

The Simpson’s from Appin took part in this year’s virtual Kiltwalk challenge to boost funds for Anam Cara Fasgadh, a charity that will offer free caravan breaks to families bereaved through the death of a baby, child or young person.

Mum Susan and dad Andrew, who co-founded the charity, walked from their doorstep with daughters Charis, 16, and 12-year-old Niamh, 12, to Oban – cheered on by supporters along the way.

Money raised will be topped up 50 per cent by The Hunter Foundation which so far means their Kiltwalk challenge is looking at raising more than £2,000.

Susan and husband Andrew, who grieve for two baby girls, initially set a target of £500.

Funds raised will help their charity refurbish a respite caravan at Tralee Bay Holidays.

‘What an amazing experience Saturday’s Kiltwalk was. Special thanks go to every single one of you who have donated.’

Caption: The Simpson family on their Kiltwalk that took in the cycle path through Benderloch.
Photograph: Campbell Cameron.