Kiltwalkers to conquer Dundee

The original 'Team Summer'
The original 'Team Summer'

A major fundraising night is to be held in Cupar in a bid to raise funds for the town’s ‘Team Summer’ ahead of their next 26-mile Kiltwalk challenge.

A team of friends, spearheaded by Karen and Chris Wroniecki, have taken part in both the Glasgow and Edinburgh Kiltwalks and in October, they are set to take on the new Dundee route.

The couple got involved with the organisation as a way of saying thank you to the charities and hospitals which helped them when their daughter Summer received treatment for a tumour.

Team Summer has raised thousands of pounds since then and on Saturday, August 30 it’s hoped a fundraising night in Cupar’s Corn Exchange will boost their total even further.

Chris said the event has been organised as a way of helping walkers raise money.

“A lot of people are finding it more and more difficult to get sponsorship as they have done this for a few years now so we thought we could hold an event where people can come and have a good night out as well.

“Proceeds from the event will go to the team’s total for the Dundee Kiltwalk. Our chosen cause this year is the campaign by the Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL)charity to raise £500,000 for a holiday lodge for children with cancer and their families.”

Also joining Team Summer on the last leg of a five-Kiltwalk challenge will be Cupar dad Darren Liddle who has been taking part in a 130-mile challenge as part of a Royal Bank of Scotland team.

Darrensaid he was looking forward to completing his challenge with his wife Julie and friends.

Prior to the Dundee walk on October 5, Darren will take on the Speyside walk on September 14. He hopes to raise £1000 from his efforts.

The Dundee walk is the newest event for the Kiltwalk charity and sees the event move from the Angus countryside into the city. Walkers begin at Camperdown Park and walk to Broughty Ferry before heading back along the Riverside waterfront and returning to Camperdown. It is hoped the Dundee event will raise £200,000 for local children.

For more information on the fundraising night in Cupar or to donate a raffle prize contact Karen, tel. 07792617466. No tickets will be printed but people can add their names to a list at Wee Kingdom or Print and Stationery shop when they pay.