An inspirational Tayside teenager has accomplished a problem to stroll 40 miles through the month of February for charity.
Payton Stewart, 7, from Longforgan, challenged herself to walk 40 miles during February to lift cash for the charity Be More Ruby, which was arrange final yr in reminiscence of Ruby Stewart who died from a rare form of cancer.
Nevertheless Payton, who attends Longforgan Primary School, and her household have efficiently accomplished the 40 miles and raised over £2,400 with every week to spare.
Mum Julie mentioned: “Payton completed the problem on Saturday which is superb contemplating the climate.
“There was all of the rain to begin with and then all the snow, however we didn’t let that deter us.
“Typically Payton had a glance of ‘I don’t actually wish to exit’, however on the entire she has been nice and actually motivated.
“Even on the actually unhealthy days she was smiling.
“She mentioned she was ‘placing on her huge woman pants and getting on with it’.
“We knew if we plugged away at two miles a day and knuckled down we might get all of the miles in.
“We went out within the ice and with snow as much as her knees so it has not been plain crusing.
“It actually has been a problem, it has not been going out for a stroll within the sunshine.”
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However mum Julie mentioned they aren’t going to cease simply because they’ve reached their goal of 40 miles.
She mentioned: “We’re so happy with Payton and he or she was actually joyful when she accomplished it.
“However we’re not stopping there simply because we’ve got performed the 40 miles – we are going to preserve going till the tip of the month.
“When we’ve got been strolling across the village plenty of individuals are stopping to talk to her and that has been such a lift for her.
“As a result of it’s a native trigger and plenty of individuals knew Ruby and her household there was a bit extra curiosity in what she is doing.
“Ruby’s mum and pa have additionally been in contact and they’re very appreciative of what she has performed.
“Now we have had a great deal of messages on our JustGiving page and it has been superb to see how far it has reached.
“Now we have additionally had messages from family and friends in Spain, America and Canada, which is good.
“She needs to be actually happy with herself as a result of we’re.”
Donations may be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Payton-Stewart.