A cause close to home for Clarkston couple

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A CLARKSTON couple have been busy all summer raising charity cash for a cause close to home.

Alison and Craig Gardner are fundraising for Breast Cancer Care — chosen after Alison (36) was diagnosed last year.

The latest challenge is Craig’s; a 96-mile walk along the West Highland Way in five days, which he set off for at the end of last week along with friend David Stairmand.

Craig (39) told The Extra: “At only 36 and with our daughter Molly, aged five, Alison’s diagnosis came as a shock to all our friends and family. After two operations, six gruelling chemotherapy sessions and six weeks of radiotherapy she’s still smiling and is an inspiration to us all.

“It has been a rollercoaster year so far and we just wanted to mark the happy end by raising money for a fantastic charity which offers invaluable support to those whose lives are touched by breast cancer.”

The couple have raised over £1,800 so far — with more events planned.

Alison will step up to the ledge herself in September, completing her first ever bungee jump off the Titan crane in Clydebank.

To find out more, or to sponsor their efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/craiganddavid.