Giffnock runner takes on 175-mile charity challenge

Sue aims to complete 175 miles in just six days.
Sue aims to complete 175 miles in just six days.

Giffnock runner Sue Anderson is to take on a gruelling challenge to raise funds for Scottish Malawian charity ECRAD.

Sue is planning to complete the 175 miles of the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way over a six day period to raise funds for the Christian charity.

ECRAD works together with ECRAD Malawi to implement a programme of improvements to alleviate the suffering and deprivation brought about by the HIV/Aids virus.

It provides food and education for HIV and AIDS orphans in the remote villages around Zioya in central Malawi.

Work parties from East Renfrewshire went to Malawi last year to help in the orphan centre and hope to go again next year.

A support team from Maxwell Mearns Parish Church in Newton Mearns will run, walk, and cycle with Sue along the trail from Glasgow to Inverness.

Sue said: “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to help our local charity ECRAD where I know that every penny raised goes directly towards its work in Malawi, and it would be great if the whole community could get behind the event as we look to love our neighbours across in Africa.”

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