A north-east woman who “woke up blind one morning” is calling on others to join her on the Aberdeen Kiltwalk next month.
Elizabeth O’Hara, who lost her sight to diabetic retinopathy, is walking to raise funds for the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s (RNIB) Talking Books library, which provides audio books for the blind.
As well as taking on the Granite City event on June 2, the 50-year-old has already completed the Glasgow walk and will also be taking part in the Edinburgh and Dundee events.
She said: “I literally woke up blind one morning, right now, I can’t see anything with my left eye and have a little residual vision in my right.
“I love reading, and I couldn’t imagine not being able to read the same books that everyone else does.
“That’s why I’ve decided to do all four Kiltwalks to raise funds for RNIB this year. RNIB helped me a great deal when I lost my sight.
“It would be great if other people could join my team. The more the merrier.”
The Kiltwalks offer a chance for anyone to raise funds for a charity they care about, with the Sir Tom Hunter’s Foundation giving every penny raised a 40% top up.
The organisation brings thousands of walkers together from all over Scotland each year for their four events.
Those taking part can choose to walk six, 15 or 23 miles.
Meanwhile, Aberlour Child Care Trust is offering free places to Aberdeen Kiltwalkers.
The Moray-based charity, which provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families, are offering free entry to anyone who pledges to raise £150 for their organisation.
To sign up for the Aberdeen Kiltwalk on June 2, visit https://registration.everydayhero.com/ps/event/TheAberdeenKiltwalk2019