Cambuslang Surgery Team Take on Kiltwalk in Memory of Much-Loved Colleague Copy 28 March 2023 A team of 15 members of staff from the Silverbank Medical Surgery in Cambuslang, Glasgow, will take part in this year’s Kiltwalk to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in memory of Evelyn Watson, a much-loved colleague who suffered a stroke. The 15-strong group have signed up to take part in the iconic event’s Wee Wander, three miles around Loch Lomond, on Sunday, April 30. And with every step, they will aim to raise as much money as possible for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Our colleague Evelyn Watson, who was our Practice Manager, died in December 2021 after a sudden stroke. It was such a shock to lose someone so close to us all so suddenly. Hazel McIntyre, Practice Nurse and Partner at the surgery in Cambuslang, Glasgow, explained their emotional motivation for taking part in the Kiltwalk. She said: “Our colleague Evelyn Watson, who was our Practice Manager, died in December 2021 after a sudden stroke. It was such a shock to lose someone so close to us all so suddenly. “We had taken part in the Kiltwalk last year to raise money for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. And when we decided to do the same again this year, it seemed only right and appropriate to choose Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as our charity. “We know the support CHSS offers to patients once they have been discharged from hospital is so important to their recovery.” We know the support CHSS offers to patients once they have been discharged from hospital is so important to their recovery. Nicola Wilson, Silverbank Practice Manager, added: “We’re hoping to get lots of support from everyone in the local area. We all need services like those provided by CHSS are vital, especially in the current climate.” The team has set a target of £300 but hopes to smash that and raise as much as possible in Evelyn’s memory. Louise McLeod, Community, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland said: “We are so grateful to the amazing team at Silverbank Surgery for taking on this challenge to raise money for CHSS in memory of their colleague and friend Evelyn. “In doing so, they are helping us to support the one in five people across Scotland who suffer from chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.” The Kiltwalk is one of the biggest charity events in Scotland, and this year’s promises to be one of the best yet. The Silverbank team are taking on the Wee Wander, but there are bigger challenges in the Big Stroll – 14 miles from Clydebank to Balloch – and the Mighty Stride – 22.7 miles around the Bonnie Banks. Thanks to support from the Hunter Foundation and other sponsors, every penny the Silverbank team raises doing the Kiltwalk will come straight to CHSS, along with all eligible Gift Aid donations, boosting their total up by to 25 per cent. You can support the Silverbank Medical Surgery team by donating via their JustGiving page. Find out more about taking part in the Kiltwalk with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.