Easter ramble in aid of Homelands appeal

Rambling Roses (and a Thorn) Bee Henderson, Maria Duncan, Andy Laker (Thorn)'Front: Kitty Walker, Irene Laker, Helena Janicki
Rambling Roses (and a Thorn) Bee Henderson, Maria Duncan, Andy Laker (Thorn)'Front: Kitty Walker, Irene Laker, Helena Janicki

A group of mobility scooter ramblers from Fife will be rambling round Loch Leven in fancy dress on Easter Sunday – all in aid of the Lundin Links-based project Homelands Trust-Fife.

The group, which is known as the Rambling Roses (and a Thorn) will follow the 13-mile route to raise money for the trust, which is currently building four holiday homes and an information centre for those suffering from a debilitating illness.

The group responded to the Trust’s recent ‘Equipment Appeal’, which looks to buy specialist disability equipment for the project, which opens soon.

Trustees have set a target figure of £30,000 to cover equipment such as specialist beds, riser/ recliner chairs, mobility scooters, shower chairs, an induction loop system, and a host of other specialised products.

The final section of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail, linking Vane Farm with Kinross, will be open on Easter weekend and will make it possible to do a complete a 13-mile circuit around the loch for the first time on a path that is accessible to wheelchair users all the way.

Well-known Lundin Links resident and former Kirkland High school PE teacher, Kitty Walker, is one of the ‘Rambling Roses’, and will be joining the rest of her group for some flower power on Sunday.

Anyone who wishes to support the Roses (and Thorn) in their efforts can donate at: www.justgiving.com/Jan-McDonald2/

Anyone else who wants to fundraise should call Dave Paton on 01333 329039 or email homelandstrust@live.co.uk