Novice group raise £35,000 through sport­ing chal­lenges on Great Glen Way

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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