A Prestwick Scout and his mum have raised more than £1,000 for McMillan Cancer Support with an amazing walk of the West Highland Way, despite a fall along the way.

In a remarkable display of resilience and determination, Scout Jack Ross from the 14th Ayrshire Scout Group (Prestwick) and his mother Lucy embarked on a transformative journey along a portion of the iconic West Highland Way this month.

Over the course of eight challenging days, they trekked from Rowerdennan to Kinlochleven, covering an impressive distance of 65 miles in varying weather conditions.

Ayr Advertiser: Jack and mum LucyJack and mum Lucy (Image: 14th Ayrshire Scout Group (Prestwick))

Their inspiring adventure served not only as a personal test of endurance but also as a platform for raising funds and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Despite facing formidable obstacles along the way, including adverse weather, Jack remained steadfast in his resolve, drawing strength from the support of those who had generously contributed to Macmillan's cause.

Ayr Advertiser: Jack Ross

Jack said: "We've had an awesome time, even though the weather was tough, and I had a fall, but I kept thinking about everyone that had donated money to Macmillan and carried on - even after a big fall."

Fiona Hainey, Group Scout Leader for the 14th Ayrshire Scout Group, commended Jack's courage and resilience, stating: "Scouting is about overcoming challenges, pushing boundaries, and supporting one another through thick and thin. Jack's determination to continue despite setbacks is a testament to the spirit of scouting and the power of community.

"Well, done Jack, not only have you raised a fantastic amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, but you’ve also earned your Hill Walker, Fundraising Activity Badge and Person Challenge Award too.

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"Your fellow Scouts cant wait to hear all about this incredible adventure."

Through their collective efforts, Jack and Lucy have succeeded in raising over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, contributing to the organisation's mission of providing vital support to individuals and families affected by cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support stands as a beacon of hope for millions affected by cancer, offering a wide range of services aimed at addressing both the practical and emotional needs of patients and their loved ones. However, Macmillan relies on the generosity of donors to continue its essential work, ensuring that no one faces cancer alone.

Ayr Advertiser: Jack Ross

There is still time to donate to Jacks fantastic achievement - please use the link below.


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