They have raised £100,000 for children’s charities in just a few years, but a Cupar couple now face one of their biggest physical challenges yet.
Chris and Karen Wroniecki began fundraising for good causes as a thank you to those who helped them while their daughter Summer, now six, was receiving treatment for a cancerous tumour.
Since then the couple have gone on to raise thousands for CCLASP (Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents), TCCL (Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia) and the Kiltwalk charity - which donates to many Scottish children’s charities - by succesfully roping in many of their friends and family to back their efforts.
However, the couple - along with friend Darren Liddle - must raise £10,000 by July if they are to conquer one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall of China - in September and raise funds for the Fife Herald-supported TCCL Lodge appeal to open a holiday home in St Andrews for children with cancer and their families.
Chris explained that as well as raising the money for charity the team will have some pretty extensive training to do over the next few months so they’re able to walk eight hours a day for over a week.
“We are doing the ‘KiltTrek’ with the Kiltwalk charity and they have agreed we can split the money between our chosen causes - TCCL Lodge and Castlehill Primary School which is needing four new smartboards.
“The first event is a race night which takes place in Duffus Park Bowling Club in Cupar on March 21, he said, “We’ve had quite a bit of interest in this so we hope to get our fundraising off to a good start.
“The next event after that is a Texas scramble golf day on May 3 and then at disco in the Corn Exchange on May 30 with a DJ, comedian and music by ‘Scotland Rocks’, the band which played at the Dundee Kiltwalk, which ‘Team Summer’ took part in this year.
That day also saw Darren, the manager of RBS in St Andrews, complete his platinum Kiltwalk challenge of six Kiltwalks and 155 miles. Along with RBS colleagues Darren raised £5000 last year.
In addition to the social events the team are hoping to arrange a mini-Kiltwalk sponsored walk for children in Cupar.
Castlehill Primary School’s headteacher Carol Opdahl said she was delighted that Karen, Chris and Darren had decided to donate money to the school, which is also attended by their children.
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