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Walk of kindness reaches families affected by Huntington’s disease

     

 

Young people from Royston Youth Action (RYA) are reaching out to HD families as part of their 12 Months, 12 Acts of Kindness project, a year-long campaign to do what they can to support others.   

RYA supports families living in the area by providing recreation, education, and volunteering opportunities. During 2020, its young members have been carrying out acts of kindness each month for their chosen 12 charities.

After learning about how Huntington’s disease has affected the family of one of RYA’s

 staff members, the young people decided to support SHA by taking on the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of event in April, the determined youngsters pushed on by taking part in the Virtual Kiltwalk instead.  

Ten young people completed the five-mile walk, each sporting their SHA t-shirts. Jane Maxwell, Young Volunteer Coordinator for RYA, described the day as ‘amazing!’.

Thanks to their efforts and the generous top up by Sir Tom Hunter, RYA raised a phenomenal £436.96 for SHA. 

SHA Fundraising officer Hannah Platt said: “During these uncertain times, it’s great to see such a community spirit from RYA. We are incredibly grateful for their amazing fundraising and look forward to working with these inspiring young people again.”

 

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