1,000 miles for £1,000

Michael Kent reaches the halfway mark.
Michael Kent reaches the halfway mark.

GIFFNOCK man Michael Kent has this year proved that he would walk 500 miles (and 500 more) for charity.

The southsider has spent six months working towards a 1,000 mile walking target in aid of the Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children (SNAC), and is on track to raise £1,000 by the end of 2012.

Michael was inspired to take on the challenge following the diagnosis of his own son, Jonathan, with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The fundraiser reached a halfway mark of 500 miles recently at Balloch train station, and has tallied up £635 so far.

To follow Michael’s fundraising efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/michael-kent.