Mairi and her son Aidan on a training walk on a section of the Hebridean Way by Laxay

On April 29, Mairi ‘Ord’ MacKenzie will be raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting this devastating disease, by taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

Mairi was inspired to take part by Michael, her husband who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in early January.

Mairi aims to complete the ‘Glasgow Kiltwalk - Mighty Stride’ which is just a smidgeon under 24 miles in under eight hours.

Mairi said: “I am really pleased to be raising funds for such an important cause, training has been challenging considering the winter we’ve had but all those miles on the Lochs Road and around Laxay will be worth it when I see the finish line.”

Mairi was initially aiming to raise £500 for The Brain Tumour Charity through her online sponsorship page https://glasgowkiltwalk2018.everydayhero.com/uk/mairi-1 .

Mairi has now raised over £2,000 and is keen to raise as much as possible, so please give generously as every penny counts.

Geraldine Pipping, the charity’s Head of Fundraising, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fundraisers and wish them all the very best.

“Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years.

“We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work.

“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Mairi that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”