A BURGH schoolboy who raised more than £200 for a local older people’s group by taking part in the first ever virtual Kiltwalk last year is aiming to do it all again this April.

And other Helensburgh and Lomond residents are being invited to join in the event too, which will take place over the weekend of April 23-25.

Nine-year-old Fraser Gildea, whose mum, Alison, is the coordinator of Grey Matters - Active Ageing, walked almost 25,000 steps around the town in aid of the charity and the young fund-raiser will try to top that this time.

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Despite the absence of the traditional large gathering, Kiltwalks across the country raised more than £5 million for around 900 charities in 2020 after Sir Tom Hunter and his foundation topped up funds raised by 50 per cent.

Participants can walk, run or just join in for fun to collect cash for a range of good causes; if you’d like to support Grey Matters, and would like more information ahead of the virtual Kiltwalk, email gmactiveageing@gmail.com.

If you would like to sponsor Lomond School pupil Fraser, visit virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-FraserGildea.

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