Spina Bifida charity nets £3k from sponsored walk

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A Peterhead woman has raised more than £3,000 for charity following a successful sponsored walk.

Caroline Clark organised the 10k walk from Longside to Peterhead in late February, and manged to raise £3,018 for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

The charity is very close to Caroline’s heart, as she has a five-month old granddaughter, Arianna, who was born with the disability.

Caroline’s daughter, Laura Colborne, received great support from the Spina Bifida Association when she found out she was expecting a baby with this complex disability.

In the first instance, she was put in touch with another mum with a child with spina bifida and this gave her the reassurance and confidence she needed.

“It was a big relief to see other families and children doing so well.

“That support meant so much,” said Laura.

As a thank you for the ongoing support that the SSBA has given her family, Caroline and Laura decided to organise the 10km sponsored walk at which more than 20 people took part, helping to raise the fantastic sum.

Commenting on the success of the event, SSBA community fundraiser Lynsey Hamilton said: “We are very grateful indeed for the effort that the walkers went to raise such a fantastic amount.

“This donation will contribute to the £100,000 the SSBA needs this year to help support more than 90 families in the North-east of Scotland affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus,” added Lynsey.