Note from Lynne – Shonagh has written a guest blog post about her participation in all 4 Kiltwalks this year.
She and I have worked our socks off (literally) all year to make this the best fundraising and fun opportunity for our charity. Thanks also to Trustee Joanna doing an impressive one woman recruitment drive we have over 320 walkers walking for us.
I take my hat off to Shonagh and Jo.
Shonagh really has been Kiltwalk ‘Boss’ this year.
Read her story here…….
I decided to walk all four Kiltwalks and walking 26 miles on each walk … because each mile represents Evie’s 26 months of her life.
If you don’t know who Evie is, she is our daughter who will forever be 2 years 2 months…. she is the little sister of our amazing son Alfie who is walking Edinburgh’s 5 miles and she is the inspirational girl of many, many people!
Evie has touched the hearts of her local community in Dunfermline, and beyond! In May 2013 cancer killed her. I hate cancer, and I will do everything I can to help make the lives of young cancer patients and their families easier.
It’s Good 2 Give does just so, it provides practical support to families who’s children have cancer all over Scotland and more recently it opened the doors to the Ripple Retreat, a place where families can go for a short break to escape from the trap of cancer, its tranquil , peaceful, and full of love and fun. It can’t cure cancer but it can bring families closer and create beautiful memories. I am teary as I write this as you can’t ever know what it’s like to live through seeing your child hurt so much through cancer and it’s treatments until it happens to your child, and anything that can help just that tiny bit, can make a huge impact.
I know It’s Good 2 Give does all this because my family was that family who received the support through such a horrible time.
Please, if you can walk 6, 13 or 26 miles or looking for a challenge to push yourself…. I would love for you to join us next year in one or more of the Scottish Kiltwalks – too late to sign up now for Sunday! Though you can still offer to volunteer or cheer on our walkers
ask yourself WHAT WOULD EVIE DO?
She would do it , and sing and dance all the way
Thank you to the moon and back