STAFF at a Barrhead crematorium are set to take part in Glasgow’s Kiltwalk next weekend to raise money for a great cause.

David McNaughton, manager of The Hurlet Crematorium on Glasgow Road, and his team, Angela Johnstone, Nicola Feeley, and Jed Cramer will be walking more than 22 miles from Clydebank to Balloch to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland.

The group is taking part in the event as David revealed they are always “looking for new and interesting challenges to help in charitable ways".

But David is also taking part for a personal reason.

Sadly, when he was a teenager, his mother passed away from MND, which affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

David said: “The real reason why I’m getting involved is because my own mother died when I was about 13 years old of motor neurone disease, which has had a dramatic effect on my life.”

The manager says that anything they can do to help the charity out is their aim.

He said: “We’re trying to get ourselves to £1000 just to get money and awareness for this horrible disease out there.

“Every step that we’re taking is a kick in the face to MND and that’s the way I’ll be getting through the endurance of 22 miles in a kilt.”

The Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event with more than 120,000 walkers taking part in it since 2016.

Fundraisers have raised £24.6 million to date, with Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation topping it up by £12.5 million.

Glasgow is just one of the Scottish cities to hold the event, with Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee also hosting them.

While MND Scotland is a charity which provides practical, financial, and emotional support to people suffering from the disease and their families, they also fund research, clinical trials, and campaigns.

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