A seven-year-old boy and his dog will be taking on an inspirational fundraiser together this month.
The pair will walk a marathon throughout May to raise money for VSA’s Easter Anguston Farm, which acts as a training facility for people with learning difficulties.
The social care charity recently started an appeal to help save the farm, which has lost the bulk of its funding due to the pandemic.
When Mac Johnston, who has autism, heard about the appeal, he decided to take action, enlisting the help of his four-legged-friend Marley.
Mac’s mum Jodie said: “Easter Anguston Farm is a wonderful place to visit and Mac has always said he wants to work there when he grows up.
“Mac was walking a marathon in May as suggested by his PE teacher at Loirston School. When we read the farm was experiencing financial difficulty it made sense to fundraise for VSA while walking the marathon.
“Walking long distances can be challenging for Mac due to his conditions and Marley has suffered with joint pain since he was a puppy so completing this will also be a great personal achievement for them both.”
Kenneth Simpson, chief executive of VSA, said: “I wish them the best of luck in their challenge and cannot wait to see how they get on.”
To support them, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/macs-marathon