A HELENSBURGH resident is hoping to raise cash for Christian Aid by taking part in the Virtual Kiltwalk event this weekend.

Elizabeth Lambert will be walking in a 10-mile loop around Helensburgh to plug some of the gap left by the cancellation of Helensburgh Parish Church’s Christian Aid fund-raising tea, which usually takes place every September.

To donate, go to the Helensburgh Parish Church page on Facebook and follow the link with the post which was uploaded on Sunday evening, or click here.

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The Virtual Kiltwalk event is being held across Scotland on the weekend of September 11-13 following the cancellation of all the country’s planned Kiltwalk events earlier this year because of the pandemic.

Everything raised will receive a 50 per cent top-up from the Hunter Foundation, the charity which underwrites the annual Kiltwalk fund-raising challenge.

Earlier this year it was announced that despite the cancellation of the Glasgow Kiltwalk in April, participants had managed to raise £720,000– a sum the Hunter Foundation promptly matched, to take the total raised for more than 530 charities across Scotland to £1.4 million.

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