Kirkcaldy grandmother off on her travels again!

Janice plans for her Uganda trip
Janice plans for her Uganda trip

A Kirkcaldy grandmother of ten is preparing to take on another gruelling challenge after being bitten by the adventure travel bug.

Janice Allan, (57), trekked through the desert in Jordan last April to raise over £6000 for our Maggie’s Centre.

She then walked the Fife Coastal Path in July as part of Bob’s Walk, the £15,000 fundraiser led by Dr Bob Grant.

Now she is preparing for her next adventure - a 10-day trek through the jungle and mountains of Uganda.

And she is getting back into serious training to ensure she gives herself the best chance of success when she undertakes the Uganda Trek, again for Maggie’s, in January 2015.

“I’ve been told that this challenge will be an even bigger one than the last, so I will be getting back to the gym and walking to ensure I’m in the best condition,” she explained.

“I have had a difficult time recently with family illness and bereavement, but I’m getting back into the swing, and the instructors at the Fitness Factor gym who helped me last time are putting together a programme for me again.

“The Jordan trip was six days trekking. This is ten days through the Impenetrable Forest and Mount Sabinyo. The guide says it will be more of a challenge.

“It’s amazing how you get the travel bug, and I’m very excited but nervous at the same time.

‘‘Everyone thinks I’m mad, but I just love the challenge, the camaraderie and the wonderful sights.”

Janice, of the town’s Appin Crescent, has to raise a minimum of £3500 in sponsorship.

She is organising a whole host of fundraising events, including a sportsman’s dinner with help from former football referee John Rowbotham on May 23; a disco at the Templehall Tavern on May 31 and an Indian Cookery night on May 17.

To donate for Maggie’s visit