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Ann goes the extra mile for Capability Scotland

12 October 2016

A Capability Scotland volunteer from Edinburgh will go the extra mile for Capability Scotland when she jets off to Cambodia to trek over 100km across the country.

Ann James, who volunteers in Capability Scotland's Morningside shop, will walk for 10 days through rice paddies and jungle to raise her target of £4000.  All the money she raises will help the organisation develop its services for disabled people in the city.

The trek will be a big challenge for Ann who has in recent years been through heart surgery and suffered a broken ankle. However, she's been working hard on a training regime which she has designed to get her fighting fit for the trip.

In addition to training, Ann has also been working nonstop to achieve her fundraising target. She has been running jewellery stalls in local schools and sports centres and can frequently be found at local car boot sales selling goods to raise money. She also a fabulous cheese and wine night with friends, family and the local community.

Ann says:"I've done fundraising for lots charities but this going to be my last trek before I hang up my boots for my 60th Birthday. I see the great work that Capability Scotland does first hand due to the support they give to friends and family with disabilities. I am so pleased that I can give something back to this wonderful organisation"

Julie Lunt, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at Capability Scotland says:"We are incredibly grateful to Ann for taking on this huge challenge for us and for the huge amount of work she has put into fundraising. The money she has raised will make a real difference to lives of disabled people living in Edinburgh."

Anne leaves for Cambodia on Friday 14th November.

Photograph of Ann next to a Capability Scotland banner