Best foot forward on Kintyre Way trek

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Tarbert man Kenny MacNab is striding out on the Kintyre Way to raise money for Parkinsons UK.

Kenny started the 200 mile hike on Saturday October 7, leaving Tarbert at midday.

He will coss the spine of Kintyre towards Southend, on the designated long distance trail, before travelling back up the peninsula in a nine day excursion.

It is not the first time Kenny has walked mammoth distances in aid of charity. Last year he hiked through the Himalayan mountains and he has previously walked the Great Wall of China.

Kenny said that the chosen charity of Parkinsons UK was close to his heart for a number of reasons.

He said: ‘Some of my good friends have been diagnosed with Parkinsons. It’s a really worthy cause because I have met so many people over the years with Parkinsons, and it really is tragic that we don’t have a cure for it yet.

‘This year Parkinsons UK are really pushing fundraising, with some high profile celebrities getting involved. It’s a great charity to fund raise for.’

Kenny set off on his walk on Harbour Street in Tarbert, the beginning of the Kintyre Way.

Prior to setting off, a coffee morning organised in aid of Parkinson’s and Myasthenia charity Myaware, raising over £1,000.

Following his walk Kenny hopes to unwind and celebrate with a pint or two at Tarbert’s Corner House pub.

Jan Mattison, West Scotland regional fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK, said: ‘Parkinson’s UK is delighted to have Kenny’s support.

‘It’s only through the generosity of people like Kenny that we can provide vital services and the charity really appreciates his efforts.’

So far Kenny has raised almost £600 for Parkinson’s on his Just Giving page. To donate, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/Kenneth-mac-nab1.

There are also sponsorship forms available in the Corner House and at the post office in Tarbert.

Kenny MacNab togged up for his trek at Tarbert harbour. 08_a41kennymacnab02