Cardenden woman hits the heights to raise money for charity

Heather Kane of Cardenden raised money for Fife Shopping and Support Services
Heather Kane of Cardenden raised money for Fife Shopping and Support Services

A Fife charity has received a cash boost thanks to the fundraising efforts of Cardenden’s Heather Kane.

The manager of Specsavers Highlands and Islands, Heather successfully completed a sponsored hill walk, raising £240 for the store’s charity partner, Fife Shopping and Support Services.

It is expected that the money raised will fund a till for the charity’s new store planned for Kirkcaldy High Street.

The dedicated 39-year-old was able to raise the impressive sum thanks to the generous donations of friends, family members and Specsavers customers across Fife and the Highlands and Islands.

Heather scaled both Lomond Hills – the highest hills in Fife – reaching 1700ft on West Lomond. She was joined by her two sons Charlie (6) and Joe (13), and family friend Mason (13).

Heather said: ‘The hill walk ended up being a real family effort.

“My sons were kind enough to help me on the last hill by giving me lots of encouragement. Both hills took around two and a half hours to complete so weren’t as bad as expected, but I was very grateful for the support of my two boys.’

Stewart Wilson, director of Specsavers Highlands and Islands, says: ‘Everyone at the store is really proud of Heather and her fundraising efforts.

“Climbing to the peak of those hills is no mean feat – Heather got her motivation from thinking of the people who stand to benefit from the money raised. We’d also like to extend a big thank you to our customers for their kind donations.”