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Remarkable R:evolvers smash fundraising target for Macmillan


Two amazing ladies from R:evolve Recycle have raised more than £1,600 (and rising) by walking the West Highland Way in just four days.


Taylor McKeown and Wendy Russell set off on Friday 10 May to cover almost a marathon distance every day to reach the finish line in Fort William on 13 May.


The duo were part of a group of more than 30 walkers and support crew from Team McKeown (including LEAP’s Moira Pettigrew and Stuart McGregor) tackling Scotland’s favourite long-distance walk to raise funds for the cancer support charity.


Taylor said: “Completing the West Highland Way in four days is one of the most challenging things I've put myself through both mentally and physically.


“Walking for around 10 hours each day was very tough with early morning wake up calls and being exhausted by the time you'd walked over 20 miles to the next youth hostel.


“I was motivated predominately by the reminder that I was raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support but also by the amazing encouragement from the support team and camaraderie of the group.


“I am so happy that I have completed the challenge and to have done it for such an amazing charity made every blister and achy muscle more than worth it.”


Wendy added: “It was an amazing four days and I’m just so happy to have completed the course and raised so much for Macmillan.”


Team McKeown, set up by Taylor’s parents Des and Carolyn McKeown more than 15 years ago, have now raised more than £1,000,000 for Macmillan and the LEAP family is proud to be part of that incredible team.


R:evolve Recycle is a unique set of three high street clothing shops in Cambuslang, Hamilton and Rutherglen, encouraging people to swap clothes rather than throw them in the bin, and to reduce C02 emissions as a result. As well as offering this unique recycled clothing experience, R:evolve Recycle also offers an education programme and volunteering opportunities.


To find out more about LEAP, R:evolve Recycle or Team McKeown, call Taylor or Wendy on 0141 641 5169.

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