Community / Charity staff to walk and cycle 100 miles in latest fundraising challenge

SIX staff members at Ability Shetland are due to walk or cycle more than 100 miles between them later this spring to raise money for the charity.

The team plans to walk or cycle between the various venues it hosts clubs in between 6 and 10 June.

It will culminate in an overnight walk from Happyhansel in Walls to Lerwick in time for the charity’s Saturday Club.

Ability Shetland promotes inclusion of disabled people to help them reach their full potential, and whilst it receives funding it is always looking for donations.

Last year staff and guests undertook a firewalk in Lerwick to raise cash.

The first route will see staff head to the Mossbank Hall from Unst Leisure Centre, covering around 27 miles.

The next walk/cycle will be from the Mossbank Hall to Hillswick and North Roe. The third day will see staff leave Brae and head to Walls, before the final trip from the Westside to Lerwick.


Team leader Stephanie Bain said the six staff members will break up the distances into segments.

For example, on day one a couple of them will walk through Unst, Bain herself will cycle through Yell and another staff member will walk from the Toft ferry terminal to the Mossbank hall.

However all six will do the final overnight walk.

Bain will be joined in the fundraising challenge by sports support worker Megan Keppie, fieldworker Holly Leask, admin support worker Wilma McGhee, sports development coordinator Charis Scott and holiday club coordinator Catriona Thomson.

There is a £1,000 target and people can donate online.

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