Bishopbriggs Academy staff face marathon trek

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FOUR intrepid school staff are preparing for a gruelling 54 mile trek in aid of charity.

Douglas McBride, Kirsty Mills, Gordon Moulsdale and Craig Wylie, from Bishopbriggs Academy, are taking part in endurance challenge TREK24 this Saturday.

The course, equivalent to more than two marathons, will take the team on an amazing journey along the West Highland Way, the Rob Roy Way, Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The walk could take them up to 24 hours and they hope the feat will raise as much cash as possible for Sense Scotland - a charity that transforms and enriches the lives of deafblind and disabled children and adults.

They decided to support the charity after a group of pupils attended a deafblind fashion show in Lenzie last year.

Kirsty, the team captain, tactician and motivator, said: “We’ve been training pretty hard recently and, regardless of what the other three say, I think we could complete the distance in around 16 or 17 hours.”

If you are interested in making a donation just visit www.justgiving.com/BishopbriggsAcademyTrek24

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