Cupar couple’s charity fund hits £30,000

St Andrews;'Group who are walking from St Andrews to Cupar in fancy dress in aid of the Kiltwalk/sick kids hospital.'photo; WALTER NEILSON
St Andrews;'Group who are walking from St Andrews to Cupar in fancy dress in aid of the Kiltwalk/sick kids hospital.'photo; WALTER NEILSON
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A FANCY dress walk from St Andrews to Cupar has brought a Cupar couple’s fund-raising campaign to nearly £30,000.

After being diagnosed with a tumour in October last year Karen and Chris Wroniecki’s daughter three-year-old daughter, Summer, spent much of her time at the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

During that time the family - including Summer’s brother Brody - were supported by various children’s charities.

To thank them, the Wroniecki’s and around 30 friends took part in the 26-mile Kiltwalk event recently raising over £25,000 which was due to be split between the Kiltwalk charities and the Sick Kids.

A charity ‘Old Firm’ football match held in Cupar on the same day raised a further £1000.

And now, a fancy dress walk held on Saturday, April 21, has added even more to the pot!

Wayne Melrose, who organised the event, said it has been great fun with everyone making a real effort to get dressed up.

“We had a variety of costumes from a giant sumo wrestler to the honey monster and Ming the Merciless, but credit has to go to David Alexander who walked all 10 miles on stilts!”

As well as sponsorship and a bucket collection, the event raised funds with a raffle afterwards.

Wayne said he was very grateful to a number of local businesses and individuals for their support including William Hill bookmakers, Body Concept, Steven Stewart Funeral Directors, Mark Simpson plumbing, The Sweetie Cart, Town and County taxis, the Cutting Edge, Kenny McKenzie decorators, Mason Contracts and The Blind Company, as well as Ross Makein and Cupar and District Darts League.

Thanking everyone for their efforts Chris said both he and Karen were particularly grateful to Wayne, Greg Oliphant, Ross Makein and Darren Mason for organising the local fund-raising events.