Glasgow, 8 May 2012: Over the course of the Bank Holiday weekend, Andrew Muirhead and Son managing director Colin Wade completed a gruelling 96-mile charity walk, along the West Highland Way in Scotland, in aid of Dennistoun based charity, ‘With Kids.’
With Kids is a charity that is close to Colin’s heart, as an organisation working tirelessly to improve lives and opportunities for a number of needy youngsters in the communities local to Andrew Muirhead’s Dalmarnock Leather Works. A small charity based in the East-End of Glasgow, With Kids focuses on working with children and their families to provide a range of individual, social and practical support.
Its predominant aim is to re-build resilience and self-esteem in the often troubled children that it works with. Last year, award-winning Glaswegian actor, Robert Carlyle, became an Ambassador for the charity.
Colin, thanks to support from Andrew Muirhead and its sister companies within the Scottish Leather Group, has so far managed to raise more than £6,500 in sponsorship for this very worthy cause, and, even though the walk is now complete, he is aiming to raise a great deal more.
Colin arrived in Fort William yesterday lunchtime having completed his 96-mile walk through rough terrain in 4 and a half days, of which the total walking time was 37.5 hours. The toughest part of the West Highland trek was the exposed Rannoch Moor section, which Colin successfully battled through in snow and hail.
It is not too late to contribute and lend support to Colin’s West Highland effort. Donations can be submitted with an online card contribution by visiting justgiving.com/colinwade