THE parents of a young Cupar girl currently undergoing intensive cancer treatment are teaming up with friends to take part in the 26-mile Kiltwalk challenge.
Karen and Chris Wroniecki’s three-year-old daughter Summer was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in September and since then has undergone a series of operations plus chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions.
The couple, who also have a five-year-old son Brody, are set to take on the challenge of walking from Hampden Park in Glasgow to the shores of Loch Lomond on April 8.
And they won’t be alone, as they will be joined by a supportive team including Karen’s brother Andy and his fiance Suzy - who are Summer’s godparents - plus 25 other close friends.
Dressed in kilts and Scotland football tops they hope taking part in the national event will raise vital funds for a range of children’s charities, including their own chosen charity, the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh, where Summer has had the majority of her treatment.
Karen said: “We are really pleased that so many of our friends want to do this with us and it should be good fun as well as raising a lot of money for charity.
“The Kiltwalk shares money out between various charities and by doing this as a team we are able to decide where 50 per cent of the money we raise goes.
“We hope people who know us will show their support and visit our online donation page at www.justgiving.com.”
In 2010 the Kiltwalk raised over £100,000 for children’s charities in Scotland.
This year it is supporting the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Aberlour Child Care Trust, CLIC Sargeant and the Tartan Army Children’s Charity, as well as donating funds to the Kiltwalk Trust Fund which makes donations to smaller children’s charities across Scotland.
Anyone who would like to join the team and take on the challenge should register on the Kiltwalk site or donate £10 by texting KILT77 to 70070.
To make a donation to Karen and Chris’ fund-raising page, ‘Summer’s Kiltwalk’ visit www.justgiving.com/Karen-Wroniecki or www.justgiving.com/Christian-Wroniecki