West Highland Way charity walk

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TWO ARBROATH sisters are members of a six-strong group of ladies who will walk the West Highland Way next month for charity.

Cheryl Silver (36), who lives at Elliot and works at Matalan, Dundee, is no stranger to charity fund-raising having last year won the Flame of Hope Award for raising money for Cancer Research UK. At that time she was store manager of Peacocks, Dundee, and she and her staff walked from Dundee to Arbroath, climbed Ben Nevis, and completed a Barry Buddon assault course.

She explained: “At that time we were doing something for the charity almost on a daily basis and it was a great honour to win the award.

Her sister, Crystal (26) runs her own internet business called Cissy Face Vintage where she sells jewellery and other items made from recycled objects.

The group start the 92-mile walk on Wednesday, August 1, and plan to complete the distance in seven days. They set off from Milngavie and finish at Fort William.

Cheryl plans to continue fund-raising for Cancer Research UK and Crystal’s efforts will be on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis. Cheryl explained: “The mother of one of the ladies taking part suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, which is why they chose the charity.”