Tracey will be kiltwalking for her wee boy Jay

A mum will be taking part in her eighth marathon kiltwalk challenge later this month spurred on by her brave wee boy.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 4:00 pm
Stenhousemuir's Tracey Daly and pals take part in the Kilt Walk
Stenhousemuir's Tracey Daly and pals take part in the Kilt Walk

Tracey Daly, from Stenhousemuir, will be one of 3000 participants in the 26-mile Royal Bank of Scotland Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday, September 18.

However, unlike many of the walkers taking part, Tracey has already completed seven of the feet-busting “Mighty Stride” challenges in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Speyside and Edinburgh.

Revisiting the nation’s capital for her second marathon in the city, Tracey and her pals will be raising as much cash as possible for Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

She said: “I’m making a habit of this now. It was my first time walking at Speyside and I really enjoyed the occasion, all those involved were simply fantastic and I can’t wait for the next one in Edinburgh now.”

Tracey is dedicating her walk to her son Jay (8), who has faced up to his own challenges over the years, having been born with a rare medical condition known as Auto Immune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS) which leaves him severely susceptible to serious infections.

After a number of visits to doctors and paediatricians, Jay was diagnosed with ALPS when he was four-years-old.

Since then the youngster has been helped by staff at Yorkhill and now Glasgow Children’s Hospital, where he gets ongoing treatment to manage his serious condition.

Tracey hopes her kiltwalk efforts will raise awareness and donations for Glasgow Children’s Hospital to support others who may be suffering from or impacted by ALPS.

She said: “The walk is the easy bit, especially when you consider what Jay and other children are going through day to day.”