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Highland folks asked to 'challenge yourself in 2022' by Scottish charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and help people to live their lives to the full

By Louise Glen

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People walking the Kiltwalk
People walking the Kiltwalk

Scottish charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are encouraging you to shake off your winter blues, set yourself a challenge and sign up to one of their exciting events to kick start the new year.

The charity has been unable to run live events for nearly two years now and they are so excited about their new fundraising calendar.

They are thrilled to see the return of some family favourite events like the Loch Leven Walkathon, in Kinross, and the Duthie Daunder and Deeside Stride in Aberdeen with walking routes to suit all ages and abilities.

If running is your thing, then you’ll be able to feel the wind in your hair again when you sign up to one of the many running events across Scotland. But also welcoming back the Beast Race in Banchory giving that extra challenge of wild and muddy obstacles or running through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park taking in the breath-taking scenery of the famous Glenlivet 10k.

Or if it’s a fire in your belly that you’re looking for a thrill check our popular new Walk the Flames events across Scotland where you will be trained to brave walking on burning hot coals!

Gillian Green, assistant director of fundraising at CHSS explained: “We want to put the fun back in FUNdraising with our jam-packed events calendar. We want to give everyone a chance to set themselves a challenge, to work towards that goal through the winter months and to come out in the Spring ready for action!”

“We are so thankful for the hundreds of people who took part in our events over the last year, whether it was in memory of a loved one, a defining moment in their recovery journey or to raise vital funds to support friends, family or colleagues.

"You all went above and beyond during the most difficult year and have gone to great lengths to run, walk, cycle, at events or virtually.

"But by signing up for one of our exciting events for 2022 you will be doing something amazing.

"You will be helping people across Scotland who are living with a chest or heart condition or effects of a stroke do more than survive – you will be helping them to receive the help that they need when they need it most and helping them to really live.”

Be a fundraising superhero and sign up for an event today to make a real difference. www.chss.org.uk/events.

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