A COUPLE from East Renfrewshire are set to talk part in Glasgow’s Kiltwalk to raise money for a great cause.

Lindsay and Gavin Postlethwaite from Newton Mearns are participating in the long walk to raise cash for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

The Postlethwaite’s are taking part as it's 10 years since Gavin was treated for cancer.

Lindsay, 28, and 30-year-old Gavin are hoping to raise as much as they can for the charity as part of Gavin’s 30th birthday celebrations.

Lindsay said: “This is the 10-year anniversary of Gavin’s chemotherapy, so we thought there was no better way to celebrate his 30 birthday than by raising money and raising awareness to say thank you so much to all the nurses, doctors and other staff who helped him so much when he was so unwell.

“We have had other family members and close friends who have been helped by The Beatson, so this is also in memory of my amazing gran who we all miss so much.”

Thousands of people are set to take part in Glasgow Kiltwalk next weekend.

In total, more than 500 walkers are expected to fundraise for Beatson Cancer Charity.

Participants can either take part in the Mighty Stride, a 22.7-mile walk or the Big Stroll, which is a 14.4-mile joint, or the Wee Wander, which is a short walk of three miles.

Over the years, 3,248 people have taken part in the event for the cancer charity, raising almost one million pounds.

This year, 87 teams are participating in the walk to fundraise for the charity, along with 12 corporate teams.