A north-east charity’s main fundraiser is being converted into a virtual event to ensure people can still participate during the pandemic.
This year’s Kayleigh’s Wee Stars Charity Cycle Challenge was due to take place on Saturday, October 3, offering three scenic routes throughout the Deeside countryside.
But organisers are now letting participants choose their own paths, as long as they can meet the 20-mile, 57-mile or 95-mile Kayleigh’s Big Star distances.
The charity was founded by teachers Jonathan and Anna Cordiner in 2012 after losing their daughter Kayleigh to a terminal brain tumour.
Based in Oldmeldrum, it offers grants to Scottish families where there is a child with a terminal illness.
The funding can be used to provide special memories or ongoing financial support.
Since it was set up, Kayleigh’s Wee Stars has issued grants worth almost £700,000 to 350 families across the country.
Fundraising manager Tracey Morris said: “As one of our main fundraising events, the charity hopes the virtual event will attract cyclists from all over and help to boost funds, which have been affected by the global pandemic.
“All funds raised from the event will go directly to support terminally ill children across Scotland.”
Entry details can be found at kayleighsweestars.co.uk.