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Patons Insurance team triumphs in Glasgow Kiltwalk raising £1,700 for mental health

Updated: May 13

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In an impressive display of resilience, staff from Patons Insurance conquered Glasgow's Kiltwalk, collectively raising over £1,700 for a vital mental health crisis centre.

The event, held on a sun-drenched 28 April, saw participants tackle challenging distances in support of Chris’s House, a charity they hold in high regard.

Cheryl Rennie, alongside her husband Allan and colleague Kevin Baird, completed the 14-mile Clydebank-to-Balloch Big Stroll. Meanwhile, Brian McLaughlan, Chelsea Adams, and Nicola Karanikki faced the longer 23-mile Glasgow-to-Balloch Mighty Stride.

Despite varying levels of experience and preparation, all six participants finished with commendable times. Their efforts went far beyond their initial fundraising goal. The funds will significantly aid Chris’s House, recognised for its crucial support to those facing mental health challenges.

Kevin said: “I did it 10 years ago, so I had an idea of what to expect. It was tough, but I managed through it and did it in about five-and-a-half hours. I was relieved as the last few miles seemed to go on forever!

“We had a great day. The weather was good my neck is now tanned! My wife and three of my kids were cheering me on at the finish line, so I felt pretty proud and glad that I did it. It would’ve been embarrassing if I hadn’t!”

Cheryl said: “I thought the first part would be harder. But the last two miles felt like 100!

“I was really emotional and pleased that I had done it. I was so happy to see Alison and Angela there to greet us, as well as my brother and Big Kev’s family, too. And the weather was glorious - not a normal Scottish day!”


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