Charity walk for Cancer

A 54-year-old man from Galashiels is walking 500 miles for Cancer Research UK, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jimmy, who completed the walk 80 years ago.

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Galashiels man to walk 500 miles for cancer charity

Alistair McIntyre and his six-year-old granddaughter Belle Credit: Cancer Research UK
Jimmy McIntyre Credit: Cancer Research UK

In 1933 Jimmy McIntyre walked 500 miles to find a work as a minor, in order to support his pregnant wife and young son.

Now 80 years on, his 54-year-old grandson Alistair McIntyre, from Galashiels, is planning on walking 500 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Alistair's six-year-old granddaughter, Belle was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2011.

She has already been treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and a stem cell transplant, and is currently undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton as part of a clinical trial.

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