TWO FINDHORN WOMEN are lacing up their walking boots to take part in the first ever Highland Walk for Parkinson’s.
Brodie Castle is to be the venue on Sunday, June 28 with the charity hoping to raise over £250,000 from 25 events taking place throughout the summer.
Joining walkers in Moray are local women Catrina Millar and Christine Brown, who have decided to take part as Christine had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s 15 years ago – and Catrina has been both a friend of carer.
Christine said: “I am looking forward to a fun day out, meeting new people and hearing their stories. I’m grateful for the opportunity to do something positive to help other people who have Parkinson’s.”
The one mile walk around the grounds at Brodie Castle will be tackled by Christine – while Catrina plans to take on a five-mile route that takes in the Culbin Forest.
Catrina said: “I think this will be a good opportunity to raise awareness about Parkinson’s and I hope to meet other carers on the day. I also hope that Christine will enjoy doing the walk, getting out and meeting new people.”
Between them the pair hope to raise at least £100 to help people throughout Scotland affected by Parkinson’s.
The event is designed for walkers of all ages and abilities and is considered an ideal opportunity to take a stroll and enjoy a great day out with friends and family. Walkers can choose from a one-mile or five-mile distance, with Brodie Castle is a stunning setting for a walk, with Culbin Forest offering acres of natural woodland.
Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a Walk for Parkinson’s event at Brodie Castle.
“I’d like to wish Catrina and Christine the very best of luck with their challenge. Walking is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and the distances on offer at our Walk for Parkinson’s events will suit everybody from those looking for a leisurely stroll to those who would like more of a sturdy challenge.
“I would encourage everyone in Moray and the Highlands to walk with us to help find a cure. The funds raised from the Brodie Castle Walk will make a real difference to our work to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s in Scotland.”
The entry fee for the Brodie Castle event is £10 for adults (£5 for under 16s) when paid in advance. On the Day registration is £15 (£7.50 under 16s).
All walkers will receive a fundraising pack with tips and advice, sponsorship forms and an exclusive T-shirt to wear on the day.