Loch Leven Walkathon Success for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 24 May 2023 Over 200 people flocked to Loch Leven this weekend to take part in the Loch Leven Walkathon to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. An incredible £20,850 has been raised by participants who pulled on their walking boots to walk 7k, 12k or 13 miles of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail. The final total is expected to rise as donations continue to be collected following the event. It is thanks to fundraising heroes who are willing to take on a challenge that we are able to support the one in five people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full. The Walkathon was originally planned to take place in March however works to improve the Loch Leven Heritage trail carried out by The Rural Access Committee for Kinross-shire (TRACKS) in conjunction with Perth and Kinross Council resulted in a change in the date for the event. Stephanie Wilks, Community Event and Corporate Fundraiser at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “We are so grateful to each and every person who took part in the Walkathon to raise money for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. “It is thanks to fundraising heroes who are willing to take on a challenge that we are able to support the one in five people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.” Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland supports people in Perthshire through affiliated peer support groups Perth & District Stroke Club and Perthshire Stroke Group. The charity also runs a free Advice Line as well as access to Kindness Callers and Community Support Services. Find out more about fundraising for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.