Challenge yourself to help others live their lives to the full

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Scottish charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is encouraging people from across the county to set themselves a challenge and sign up to one of its energetic events to kick-start the new year.

Having been unable to run live events for nearly two years, the charity is ‘so excited’ about its new fundraising calendar.

Fans of the charity’s events will be thrilled to see the return of some family favourites, including the Loch Leven Walkathon in Kinross and the Duthie Daunder and Deeside Stride in Aberdeen, with walking routes to suit all ages and abilities.

The Glenlivet 10k takes runners through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park.
The Glenlivet 10k takes runners through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park.

‘If running is your thing, then you will be able to feel the wind in your hair again when you sign up to one of the many running events across Scotland,’ said a charity spokesperson, ‘including running through the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, taking in the breath-taking scenery of the famous Glenlivet 10k.

‘But we are also welcoming back the Beast Race in Banchory, giving that extra challenge of wild and muddy obstacles.

‘Or, if you are a thrill-chaser and it’s a fire in your belly that you’re looking for, check out our popular new Walk the Flames events across Scotland where you will be trained to brave walking on burning hot coals!’

The Beast Race gives the extra challenge of wild and muddy obstacles.
The Beast Race gives the extra challenge of wild and muddy obstacles.

Gillian Green, assistant director of fundraising at CHSS, added: ‘We want to put the fun back in FUNdraising with our jam-packed events calendar.

‘We want to give everyone a chance to set themselves a challenge, to work towards that goal through the winter months and to come out in the spring ready for action.

‘We are so thankful for the hundreds of people who took part in our events over the last year, whether it was in memory of a loved one, a defining moment in their recovery journey or to raise vital funds to support friends, family or colleagues.

‘You all went above and beyond during the most difficult year and have gone to great lengths to run, walk and cycle at events or virtually.

‘But, by signing up for one of our exciting events for 2022, you will be doing something amazing; you will be helping people across Scotland who are living with a chest or heart condition or effects of a stroke do more than survive – you will be helping them to receive the help that they need when they need it most and helping them to really live.’

Sign up for an event at www.chss.org.uk/events

Set yourself a challenge and kick-start 2022 in style.
Set yourself a challenge and kick-start 2022 in style.