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Paradventures on the right path after fundraising walk raises £3,000

The money raised will go towards helping Paradentures deliver even more outdoor experiences

Staff and shoppers from Tesco have raised £3,000 for local charity Paradventures after walking on the East Highland Way earlier this year.

Colleagues from the Gallowhill Road store walked 20 miles over two days in March alongside Poppy McSherry and her family, using an all-terrain wheelchair.

The group braved challenging weather conditions to work closely as a team, with Poppy steering the all-terrain wheelchair along the way.

Now in its third year, the project has continued to grow and the money raised from the event will go towards making more outdoor adventure activities possible for people with disabilities. 

Tesco store manager Richard Mcallister instigated the project when he decided to complete the Great Glen Way to support Paradventures. Staff from local biscuit manufacturer Border got involved the following year to walk the Speyside Way and continued their support in 2018, with the total raised for Paradventures over the course of the last three years nearing £15,000.

Richard is delighted to have been able to support Paradventures once again and believes the initiative is a great way of supporting a local organisation.

He said: “I would like to thank the hard-working team at Tesco for all of their help as well as our customers for their generous donations.

“We are delighted to be able to support Paradventures to allow them to help others and make a real difference in the community.”

Paradventures is led by Gordon McGregor and the group facilitates adventures and activities in a variety of different environments for disabled people in the local area throughout the year.

Gordon is passionate about making outdoor experiences available to everyone and is grateful for the support.

He said: “On behalf of Paradventures I would like to thank everyone involved for completing this challenge earlier this year.

“Paradventures is committed to enabling adults and children to access and experience environments across Scotland and this can only be made possible by the generous support from local groups and individuals.”