Youngsters across Cupar are being asked to step out and support a children’s cancer charity this Sunday.
‘Summer’s Wee Walk’ takes place from 11am and will see children take on a variety of routes in Duffus Park to raise cash for Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia’s (TCCL) lodge appeal and Castlehill Primary School.
The event is being organised by Chris and Karen Wroniecki, who received help from TCCL when their daughter Summer was undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumour.
They are being supported by friend Darren Liddle who will also be joining Chris in taking on the Great Wall of China later next month to raise even more money for TCCL, which is currently finalising the renovation of its holiday home in St Andrews, and the school which requires more interactive whiteboards.
The event had been due to go ahead on Sunday, June 7 but had to be postponed after Summer was injured at Cupar Children’s Gala the previous day.
She sustained a fractured femur and had to have cuts on her forehead and back of her head glued. She was also covered in bruises and grazes to her face and back.
When she got to hospital doctors also discovered that a plate recently fitted in her hip had become dislodged.
However, despite the setback, her family vowed the event would go-ahead as soon as she was well enough.
Her dad, Chris, said: “Summer is really looking forward to taking part with all the children as originally planned.
“We are really grateful to everyone who has already signed up but it’s not too late, there is plenty of space for everyone to come along and join in.”
Chris went on to say there will be prizes for the top fundraisers and hoped youngsters will take part in the walk, in kilts, as the event is modelled on the Kiltwalk event.
“If anyone wants to hand in money prior to the event they can do so by giving it to us or handing it in to at RBS in Cupar.
“This option is available but not essential as the final date for sponsorship has been extended to Friday, September 18.”
He added: “We’d also be very grateful to hear from anyone who can no longer take part in the walk.”
Donations for the China trek can be made online at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/christianwroniecki1
For more details on Sunday’s event call Chris on 07766665401 or Darren on 07921867515.