Walking 40k to mark 40 years of service and raise vital funds for The Leanne Fund, Lewis nurse Donna Parkes is getting set for a new challenge next month.

Donna is part of the Macmillan Nurse team providing specialist cancer care and support across the Western Isles and wants to mark the occasion for a special charity.

She said: “After 40 years of working as a nurse I am retiring and I want to celebrate this by raising money for a charity close to my heart.

“On the 1st of August I will be completing seven 6km loops around part of Point starting and finishing at my home in Garrabost . This will allow me to adhere to social distancing.

“All donations will be greatly appreciated and 100% of the funds raised will be going to this well deserved cause and make a huge difference in the lives of young people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

“I chose the Leanne Fund as it has a special place in my heart as Leanne was my niece and the fund supports young people to live life to the full like she did.”

Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager of The Leanne Fund said: “She has touched the lives of so many individuals and families over the years and I’m sure some of them will want to contribute

You can support her fundraising on her Virgin Money giving page - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=DonnaParkes&pageUrl=3