Each year, 25 children from Primary 7 take part in a significant challenge: walking from Fort William to Inverarnan over the course of three days to raise money for charity. The weekend is highly anticipated and a great opportunity for children to challenge themselves whilst making memories, fundraising and having fun with friends.
This year’s West Highland Way Challenge was due to take place last weekend but was understandably cancelled.
However, this did not deter Luke M, one of the children taking part in this year’s challenge, and on hearing the news Luke started to plan how he could continue raising money for charity by completing the P7 Challenge from lockdown!
Luke decided to start his Challenge on Friday and follow the planned pattern of walking that the group would have undertaken on the West Highland Way. This meant he had to cover 16 miles on the first day, 21 miles on the second and 19 miles on the final day. He used a treadmill along with laps of his garden at home as well as his hourly permitted exercise in the local area each day to cover the miles.
Luke’s parents kept a close eye on his progress, and they were pleased to report that Luke completed all 56 miles through:
- 318 laps of the garden
- 3 x 10km runs
- 125,703 steps in total
Luke is delighted to have raised over £2,000 for Future Hope India already.
He is hugely grateful for those who have so generously supported his effort, and pleased that children in Kolkata will benefit from his fundraising particularly at a time that must be incredibly tough for them.
Although Luke has completed his challenge, you can still support his efforts via this link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SelinaMcCole.