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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Grandfather inspired charity walk

Mr McIntyre has set up the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal, in his grandfather's memory, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

His six-year-old granddaughter Belle was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.

"Belle is bright, funny and incredibly brave. The whole family has shown amazing strength and resilience during this difficult time and they are an inspiration to us all."

– Alistair McIntyre

"Jimmy and Belle have both shown remarkable determination and I know this will be matched by Alistair and his resolve to raise as much money as possible for life saving research.

"In Jimmy's Footsteps is a wonderfully imaginative fundraising idea and everyone at the charity wishes Alistair and his supporters well as they embark upon their appeal."

– Donna Marshall, Cancer Research UK's volunteer manager in the Borders

The walk will take place from Fife to Deal, beginning in Lochore Mine where Jimmy once worked.

To find out more about the 'In Jimmy's Footsteps' appeal click here.

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