Team Summer to take on 26-mile Dundee challenge

Some of the team pictured with Brody and Summer Wroniecki before taking part in a training walk. (Photo by George McLuskie)

Some of the team pictured with Brody and Summer Wroniecki before taking part in a training walk. (Photo by George McLuskie)

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With just over a week until Cupar’s Team Summer take part in the Dundee Kiltwalk, the countdown is on to raise as much as possible for a children’s cancer charity.

The team, which this year numbers around 37, will take on the 26-mile challenge in aid of Kiltwalk charities which include the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and the Sick Kids.

The Dundee event will be the third year Team Summer has taken part - and already the team, which has included various different people over the years, has raised thousands for children’s charities.

This year three quarters of the money raised by the Team Summerwill go to its chosen charity, Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL) charity.

The Dundee-based charity helps children with cancer and their families across north east Fife and Tayside and this year is raising funds to buy a holiday respite home in St Andrews.

Team Summer is led by Chris and Karen Wroniecki whose daughter Summer was successfully treated for a tumour when she was just three years old.

Summer turned six earlier this month and her parents have never forgotten the help they received from hospitals and charities when their daughter was ill.

Karen said: “TCCL provide support for families with financial grants which can be desperately needed for travel to and from the hospital, or helping with heating bills. “They always organise social event such as teddy bears’ picnics, Hallowe’en parties and trips to Christmas pantomimes. They are currently fundraising to buy a lodge to allow families to have down time, create happy memories and maintain normality.”

The walk will also be the last 26 miles endured by Cupar dad Darren Liddle who has taken part in all five Kiltwalks this year with colleagues from RBS.

Darren, whose wife Julie is also walking with Team Summer, is hoping his team will raise £5000.

A spokesperson for TCCL said: ”I am absolutely delighted that Team Summer will be raising funds for TCCL at this year’s Dundee Kiltwalk. We wish them every success for the event and look forward to congratulating the team on completion of the walk.”

To donate online visit the website http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamSummer6