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May has been our Random Acts of Kindness month. In the last week of our campaign we would like to share student Daniel Simpson’s story.

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May has been our Random Acts of Kindness month. In the last week of our campaign we would like to share student Daniel Simpson’s story. Daniel will be hiking the Great Glen Way and the West Highland Way for charity in July to raise money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital. To support his act of kindness, today’s challenge is to help him fundraise by donating to his cause and/or sharing his page on social media. Read Daniel’s story:

I’m an advanced bricklayer by trade who got fed up and decided to change what I wanted to do in life. I’m 30 years old now, and I’m an Animation and 3D Modelling student at City of Glasgow College.

Every year two of my friends and I do a long-distance walk around Scotland and we have made it a yearly thing to keep our friendship alive and remember those times we were young and stupid with no responsibilities.

Last year, we did the Great Glen Way walk. This year we decided to do both the West Highland way and Great Glen Way as one walk starts where the other ends. The total distance is 293km. I plan to start my walk around the 17th of July, we will be following social distancing rules at all times and will be wild camping unless hostels are open and rules have been relaxed. The walk will take roughly 9-14 days depending on speed, weather, and other key factors. 

I want to make my walks more meaningful, so this year I have decided to do it for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. I love what they do, it is a very important hospital not only in Glasgow, but Scotland. I personally know someone who they have helped on the road to recovery, so this is an opportunity for me to pay back and thank the staff for all the hard work they put in and help future admissions.

With your help, I hope to help fund travel and emergency support for families, logistical support, PPE, toys and latest technologies that help fight some of the worst ailments that children suffer. To help make this happen, you can make a small donation on my Just Giving page and share my page on social media.

If you would like to follow my journey or chat to me about my goals with not only this charity event but future ones follow me on Instagram.

Thank you!

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