Scott: I’ll wear hoops to help the food­bank

Kilt­walk pledge

Rutherglen Reformer - - Your Vote matters - Dou­glas Dickie

A Rangers-daft Cam­bus­lang man is pre­pared to don green and white hoops to help those liv­ing in poverty.

Scott McLeod, 30, will tackle the 23-mile Kilt­walk from Glas­gow Green to Bal­loch on Sun­day, April 30, to raise funds for Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank.

And to en­tice peo­ple to do­nate he has of­fered to wear a Celtic top on the jour­ney if he raises over £200.

Just 24 hours be­fore he takes part he will be in his usual seat at Ibrox, cheer­ing on his he­roes in the fi­nal Old Firm match of the sea­son.

But the former West Coats Pri­mary and Cathkin High pupil is more than will­ing to swap blue for green the next day.

“I ac­tu­ally woke up with man flu and just de­cided to do it,” he said. “I must have been delu­sional.

“It’s some­thing I have al­ways wanted to do. I missed it last year.

“Two of my friends are Celtic fans and both said if I wear the top they will do­nate £50 each.

“It will be worth it to raise money for the food­bank.”

In­sur­ance sales­man Scott, who lives on the site of the old Cathkin High, is no stranger to tak­ing on chal­lenges.

He pre­vi­ously hiked the West High­land Way in un­der four days for a can­cer char­ity.

But this time he is ea­ger to help peo­ple closer at home.

“I am from Cam­bus­lang and have lived here all my life,” he said.

“Food­banks are some­thing that should not hap­pen in this day and age and it’s some­thing I have al­ways felt pas­sion­ate about.”

To do­nate to Scott go to www.glas­gowk­ilt­walk2017. ev­ery­day­hero.com/uk/ scott-21.

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