Whitburn Man Takes On Walkathon 09 May 2023 Cameron Tweedie, 22, lives in Whitburn, West Lothian. He has autism, ADHD and learning difficulties. On May 21, Cameron will be joined by mum Catherine in taking part in the Loch Leven Walkathon to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Catherine and Cameron Tweedie will be keeping it in the family when they step out on the Loch Leven Walkathon next month. Mother and son were inspired to take part in the event to raise vital funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland after Catherine’s cousin had a stroke last year. My cousin is the same age as me and had a stroke last year. It’s completely changed his life, and he’ll also be at Loch Leven. Now the duo are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather on the day and hoping their fundraising efforts make a difference for those recovering from stroke. Catherine, of Whitburn in West Lothian, will be Cameron’s walk companion on the day. The 22-year-old has autism and ADHD and has learning difficulties. By the time the Loch Leven event comes around on May 21, however, Cameron will already have taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk along with friends from a disability group. His mum explained the reason for choosing to participate in the Loch Leven Walkathon. She said: “My cousin Stuart Blair is the same age as me and had a stroke last year. It’s completely changed his life, and he’ll also be at Loch Leven. My own mum and my sister have also had strokes, so I know first hand the effect it can have. “Cameron is very keen to do what he can to raise awareness, so he suggested to me that we do the Loch Leven event. A few friends have also signed up, so hopefully there will be a gang of us on the day doing our bit for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.” The Loch Leven Walkathon is a 7k, 12k or 13-mile walk around the Loch Leven Heritage Trail in Fife. Cameron and Catherine will take on the 12k walk challenge with the young man setting himself a target of raising at least £100 for CHSS. Stephanie Wilks, Community Events and Corporate Fundraiser at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland said: “We are so grateful to Cameron for choosing to fundraise for CHSS. “It is thanks to the efforts of fundraising heroes like him that we are able to provide the much-needed support to the one in five people across Scotland who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to live their lives to the full.” You can ensure Cameron smashes that target by donating at his Justgiving page. Or you can set and match your own fundraising target by signing up to take part in the Loch Leven Walkathon.