Novice group raise £35,000 through sporting challenges on Great Glen Way
A GROUP of sporting novices have taken on a variety of challenges along the Great Glen Way to raise money for children’s charity Kidasha, which supports some of the most vulnerable children in Nepal.
The team members chose to either walk or canoe the 73mile length of the Great Glen Way or cycle the daunting 516 miles of the North Coast 500 route. Hailing from across Scotland and the rest of the UK, the participants are all supporters of Kidasha’s work.
The participants tackled the challenges against the backdrop of some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Luckily, the sun shone on the group as they battled blisters and braved hills during their way round the course. So far the group have raised an impressive £ 35,000 for Kidasha.
The participants included Janice Miller, CEO of Kidasha, who took to a canoe to complete the challenge, despite a lifelong fear of water.
She commented: ‘We are so grateful that such a large group took part in our Highland challenge to raise money for Kidasha. The challenges were no mean feat and everyone put in a lot of effort and training to get ready. Some of our participants had never been in a canoe or cycled any great distance, so it really was a big challenge. I’m delighted that I could overcome my phobia of water and complete the challenge too.
‘Overall, it was a real success and we’re obviously delighted at how much money has been raised for Kidasha to date. It will help us change so many lives in Nepal.’
Some of the ladies who took part in the challenges.