Fancy ditching the car for a West Highland trek?

Sibling trekkers, Carrie and Kevin

Kirkcaldy resident and webuyanycar branch manager Kevin Russell is swapping cars for charity as he embarks on a 156km trek of the Scottish Highlands.

Kevin, along with his sister Carrie Ann, will set off from Milngavie on Monday 30th April on a journey that will see them walk the West Highland Way over the course of at least eight days.

The siblings were inspired to undertake this whopping challenge in order to raise funds for the Victoria Hospital who cared for their late mother for over three years.

Kevin, who has worked at webuyanycar’s Kirkcaldy branch since 2014, said: “Our mum was looked-after by the amazing team at Ward 43 who basically kept her alive the past three years.

“Unfortunately, she was never going to get better but they were absolutely outstanding in the way they cared for her.

“Carrie Ann and I had discussed doing something to raise some much needed funds for the ward last year, while our mum was still with us, and the idea of walking the West Highland Way was agreed.”

On top of their lengthy trek, Kevin and Carrie Ann plan to camp along the 156km route, and will be keeping us updated on their progress.

So far, Kevin and Carrie Ann have raised over £700 for this worthy cause, but would love to raise even more to support the patients and staff of the Victoria Hospital. If you’d like to donate, you can do so on their GoFundMe page.

The challenge is a far cry from Kevin’s day-to-day job as branch manager, and he added: “I’m far more used to dealing with cars every day, than camping – this will definitely be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done in our lives.”

Kevin and Carrie Ann – we’re rooting for you!

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