A Fife student is about to embark on a poignant solo fundraising challenge in memory of his 90-year-old grandmother.
Rena Roe, who died earlier this year, had been a regular guest of Contact the Elderly in Scotland. Now her grandson Gregor Munro is to raise cash for the charity by walking the 96-mile West Highland Way alone over five days.
He sets off on September 1st and aims to average 19 miles a day over the Milngavie to Fort William route to raise £1,000. The cash will be split between Contact the Elderly and SiMBA which supports families affected by the death of a baby, a tragedy his grandmother’s own family had endured.
Gregor, a 32-year-old brewing and distilling student who lives in Dunfermline, said, “My gran was a very generous person throughout her life and asked that money be collected for SiMBA at her funeral. She used Contact the Elderly regularly so I decided to raise funds for them as well as she had such a good experience from them. Although I have climbed a few mountains in the past I have never taken on a challenge like this before. But both these causes are so important to my family so I’m determined to honour my gran and do her proud.”
Support officer for Contact the Elderly, Lorna Dunbar, “Rena was a much-loved and now much-missed member of one of our Dunfermline groups. Gregor’s fundraiser is a wonderful tribute to her and we wish him all the best on his walk.”
Anyone who wishes to donate can visit his fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GregorMunro1.
Good luck Gregor!