A kind-hearted group of Lanarkshire vets are stepping into the New Year with a purpose - by taking on a huge walking challenge for a good cause.
Staff at Avenue Vets in Rutherglen are tackling the 10 Million Steps Challenge to aid MacMillan Cancer Support. Workers at the practice have regularly helped good causes in the past, but had to halt their activities with the spread of coronavirus.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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She told Lanarkshire Live : "MacMillan really strikes a chord for all of us. "We've always done charity events at Avenues, such as raising money for guide dogs in the past, but the past couple of years it's been difficult to arrange anything with COVID."One of our nurses suggested doing this as it doesn't require everyone to be together, you can do it in your own place and at your own time, so it's easy to get involved."We are aiming for a combined 10 million steps - I thought it was a million at first so I did groan a bit at 10 million!"It's such a good cause to help.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk