One of Dundee Kiltwalk’s youngest participants is set to step out and raise money for a Tayside school which helps his little brother.
Six-year-old Charlie White will join dad John, 37, and his grandparents Elizabeth and Bill on the Wee Wander next month.
Charlie aims to walk the full six-mile stretch from the HMS Unicorn to Monifieth by himself.
He hopes to raise £100 for Fairview School in Perth.
The additional needs school supports Charlie’s brother Munro, 3, who has Phelan-McDermid syndrome.
The rare condition, caused by the loss of a chromosome, means Munro cannot talk and has delays in his development.
Charlie’s mum Helen can’t make the walk but said the family, from Inchture, were raising money for Fairview in recognition of the “fantastic” support it gives Munro.
Helen, 41, said: “Munro has been at Fairview nursery for a year and the school offers so much support. Mr Farmer, one of the teachers there, is always trying to get parents and families involved in activities and that’s where the Kiltwalk came in.
“Munro is non-verbal and has motor skills problems but he’s a really happy and sociable boy and he’s really fun to be around. But he would struggle in a normal school.
“He gets great support from Fairview and the school goes all the way from nursery to primary and secondary level so he mixes with a lot of different age groups. It’s a really close-knit school.”
Charlie’s dad and grandparents also aim to raise £100 each for Fairview so staff can buy a multi-sensory projector.
The £7,000 piece of equipment projects patterns on to a floor which responds to the movements of kids, helping them to understand how they can interact with the world.
The school has so far raised £2,000 towards its target.
Full-time mum Helen added: “Fairview already has so many brilliant facilities but this would be the icing on the cake.
“The fact that Sir Tom Hunter’s foundation adds a 40% boost to whatever we raise is fantastic.”
Dundee’s Kiltwalk takes place on Sunday August 19 and registration is still open for anyone thinking about taking part.
With three routes to choose from – six, 11 or 25 miles long, stretching from the Unicorn to St Andrews – there’s a challenge suited to all.
Charlie’s fundraising page can be found at dundeekiltwalk2018.everydayhero.com/uk/john-8.