TWO kind-hearted Mod-lovers are putting their boots on to tackle 50 miles of Cumbrae terrain to raise money for a national charity.

Lyndsay Jones and Gerard Mallon will traverse the island five times on March 11 and 12 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The pair are walking as part of the March of the Mods, a Scotland-wide fundraiser which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity over the years.

Lyndsay explained: “March of the Mods is a programme that runs annually for a very important cause.

“It involves loads of Mod bands playing with everyone having a great time and raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

“Gerard decided to do a sponsored walk around Cumbrae and I am joining him to keep him company.”

Lyndsay says the pair are praying for good weather, but is determined to remain in high spirits no matter the conditions.

She said: “Gerard’s family have a flat in Millport so he knows the island pretty well, which is why he picked there for the fundraiser.

“All going well we will walk around the island five times over the two days and we are determined to get the 50 miles done come rain, hail or shine.

“We’ll just need to prepare well and have a bit of a laugh along the way."

The duo have set a £500 target for their fundraising weekend, and are hoping family, friends and strangers will get behind their efforts.

Lyndsay added: “What we raise will be added to the Paisley and Glasgow events total, which have made over £80,000 in the last decade.

“We have a £500 target and we hope that is realistic, with family and friends all pledging to support us.

“Hopefully plenty of donations come in before we start and I’m sure plenty will give when they see us walking over the weekend.

“The Teenage Cancer Trust is such a fantastic charity and we just can’t wait to get over there and do our bit for them.”

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