Three Ayrshire care workers are set to take on the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

Quarriers Ayrshire Youth Support Service Depute Project Manager Kim Muir, and Transition Mentors Mark Turner and Leoni Stuart have started their training for the April walk which is a mega 23-miles long.

The team hope to raise as much funds as they can for their charity, which provides housing support for 16 to 25-year-olds who are homeless, are leaving care, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The service has seven residential flats and a shared house.

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It also provides an Outreach Service in both South and East Ayrshire which supports more than 130 young people, helping them gain the skills, confidence and knowledge to enable them to move on to appropriate accommodation and establish themselves as active members in their local community.

The annual Kiltwalk takes fundraisers from Glasgow Green to the shores of Loch Lomond.

Mark said: “We asked the young people what would benefit them most, and they would like to have some essential household items that they wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. Things like curtains, duvets, maybe an air fryer.”

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Leoni added: “A lot of young people are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, and we know that making their home more homely helps improve their mental health.

"They can be living in such basic conditions that a pair of curtains, those little extra touches, can make a huge difference.”

The team is hoping to raise £200 each.

“We need to raise as much as we can so that everyone we support can benefit from it. We are really looking forward to the walk. It will be great to get out and do something fun and help raise funds for the project.” added Leoni.

You can help support the team and the young people at the service by donating here.