Family's fundraiser in memory of mum and gran

published on 30 Aug 2023

A family raised over £1000 for The Salvation Army by taking part in the Kiltwalk Big Stroll in memory of their mum and gran.

Fundraisers Sharon, Lauren, Caitlin and Alan wanted to thank The Salvation Army for the support it gave to their late mum and gran Susan who died from cancer last year.

When the fab four saw the Kiltwalk advertised they knew it was a sign to get involved.

Susan's daughter Sharon said: “When my mum was young, The Salvation Army helped out their family and so it has been close to everyone’s heart. I always remember when we were out walking in town with my mum and there were members of The Salvation Army with collecting tins, mum would always donate for her mum and now my girls do the same.

“Mum passed away last year from bladder cancer and we wanted to do something in her memory. I had always wanted to take part in the Kiltwalk but never got around to it so when I saw it advertised this year it was like a sign.

"We knew the Kiltwalk would be hard but it was for a good cause. The last few miles were tough especially in the rain but knowing the good the funds raised (£1112) could do, it spurred us over the finish line.”  

A runner waving during a race to raise money for The Salvation Army

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