A Lanarkshire kids charity is encouraging to get on their walking boots and be part of this year’s Kiltwalk. Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation, which supports children with life-limiting illnesses, had over 70 walkers take part in last year’s event.
And this year, based in Wishaw, are aiming to hit the 100 walker mark. The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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