Best foot forward to mend a broken heart

26-02-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Municipal Buildings. Five councillors taking part in British Heart Foundation walk in March. Dennis Goldie, Linda Gow, Charles MacDonald and Alan Nimmo. Not pictured Gerry Goldie.
26-02-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Municipal Buildings. Five councillors taking part in British Heart Foundation walk in March. Dennis Goldie, Linda Gow, Charles MacDonald and Alan Nimmo. Not pictured Gerry Goldie.
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Dozens of walkers will be stepping out this Saturday to help improve health.

The Falkirk Heart Walk aims to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation Scotland.

This family-friendly sponsored event goes from Falkirk Stadium, taking in Callendar Park, the Antonine Wall and the new Helix paths. Walkers can choose to do the 7k route or go the extra distance to tackle 12k.

Falkirk is one of nine towns and cities across the UK hosting a Heart Walk to raise money for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, which is raising vital funds to find a cure for heart failure.

Among those taking part are five councillors, all hoping to bring in cash and raise awareness of this worthwhile cause.

Councillor Charles MacDonald (second right) knows only too well the importance of a healthy heart. He said: “I’ve had a couple of heart attacks and want to do everything I can to raise awareness of this important issue.

“I was happy to support this event and delighted when my four colleagues decided to join me. Hopefully, along with everyone else taking part, we can also raise money for this important work.”

Joining him are, left to right, councillors Dennis Goldie, Linda Gow and Alan Nimmo. Councillor Gerry Goldie wasn’t available for the photocall.