Excited coffee shop baristas are set to burn the midnight oil for charity after signing up to a 5K midnight walk in Milngavie.
The ladies from The Wee Kitchen at Bearsden Golf Range will pound the streets during Deafblind Scotland’s first midnight walk on Saturday, June 21 and are now appealing to others in the area to follow their lead.
Taking place prior to Deafblind Awareness Week beginning on June 23, the event is being held to support the work of Deafblind Scotland in assisting adults who live with a severe loss of both their sight and hearing.
Wee Kitchen owner Michele Basi says she is certain residents in the area will be as keen as them to look out their trainers and sign up.
She said: “When we heard the walk was for Deafblind Scotland we were right up for fund raising. We’ve been saying to our customers who have been taking slips away. There’s an open invite to our customers to join us - Just come in and let us know.”
Employee Elspeth Glasgow added: “It will be great on the night and I’m sure there will be lots of camaraderie. This is the type of place where people will support good causes and encourage their friends to take part.”
Sandra McNab, Deafblind Scotland community fundraiser is organising the event and is buoyed by the support the charity has received from participants and also businesses in the precinct.
She said: “We are very excited about our first ever 5K Midnight Walk during the charity’s 25th year and we have already had strong interest from residents in the area. It is fantastic that The Wee Kitchen walkers are so enthusiastic; it is their kind of attitude which will give the event such a positive atmosphere.”
The Wee Kitchen will be holding fundraising activities during the week prior to the Walk.
Participants can register for the event at www.deafblindscotland.org.uk/booking-an-event/ To find out more about the walk, which starts and finishes in the precinct, please visit www.deafblindscotland.org.uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 777 7774.