Herald ad inspires Lottie to get others to walk this way

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An appeal in her local paper inspired 11-year-old Lottie Allan to organised a massive fundraiser for the STV charity appeal.

Lottie, a pupil at Mosshead Primary in Bearsden, has been accepted as an STV ambassador and is busy organising an event which could help raise thousands.

And this week the TV company sent a guest speaker back to school to transform a normal school assembly. Jules McKim of the STV Appeal was at the school to support primary seven pupil Lottie.

She was accepted as an Appeal Ambassador after replying to an advert she saw in the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald. Since then Lottie has organised a charity event on June 13 called West Highland Way in a Day.

Lottie is looking for volunteers to complete one of seven stages of the West Highland Way with all stages being tackled simultaneously. Then in the evening there will be a ceilidh at Bearsden Burgh Hall to celebrate.

The event is open to individuals, families, sports teams and groups of friends.

Jules said: ‘‘The hard work Lottie, her family and friends have put into their fundraising efforts is outstanding. We hope families within the local area will join Lottie and support her in raising as much money as possible for children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty.’’ To join in with the event or to find out how you can help out go to the website - www.whwinaday.co.uk