Scots 60-year-old celebrates 130 Munros climbed for charity

A SCOTS 60-year-old is celebrating climbing 130 Munros in Scotland to boost cash for a neighborhood charity.

To have a good time coming into her seventh decade, Katy Boocock set herself a problem to climb all 130 ‘Archies’ in Scotland to boost funds for The Archie Basis.

Moreover she walked, ran, cycled and canoed between them – equal to travelling all the way in which from Royal Aberdeen Youngsters’s Hospital to Barcelona and climbing the peak of Mount Everest, 10 occasions over.

The time period ‘Archies’ is a metric tackle Munros, that are historically measured in ft – the Archies are over 1,000m in top and have a drop of 100m on all sides.

Katy climbed all 130 ‘Archies’ in Scotland to boost funds for The Archie Basis.

Katy’s problem started on Ben Ime, close to Loch Lomond on June 1.

Greater than 2 million steps and 85,000m of climbing later, she completed her superior try on the Archies on Ben Wyvis on July 8.

Katy, who turned 60 on July 4, retired from working as a paediatric physiotherapist in 2022. 

Working for the NHS within the North of Scotland for greater than 25 years she has seen first hand the work executed by The Archie Basis.

Katy, who lives in Inverness together with her husband Peter, stated: “It was a straightforward resolution to boost funds for The Archie Basis.

“I used to be primarily based in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, for a lot of my profession.

“Through the years I’ve regularly seen the big selection of help they supply.

“This ranges from financial help to assist households take care of the monetary pressures that having a sick little one can carry to emotional help to assist households address the worst of occasions.

“Fairly merely, The Archie Basis supplies very important help and providers to youngsters and households in want.”

Paula Cormack, chief government of the Archie Basis, stated: “There’s big profit in with the ability to assist youngsters and their households by offering a lot wanted emotional or monetary help throughout anxious occasions, in addition to bereavement help when it’s sadly wanted.

“Folks like Katy have an effect which is far larger than you may think about.

“The funds she has raised will be used to help native sick youngsters and their households when and the place they want it most.

“This may very well be funding journey to and from hospital for households who, because of the price of dwelling disaster, are having to make the stark alternative between placing gasoline within the automotive to take their little one to an appointment or placing meals on the desk.”

Katy’s JustGiving complete is presently sitting at £1,736. Her web page could be discovered right here: https://rb.gy/ulka0 

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