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Mechanic will walk 30 miles in memory of nurses in family

Bus mechanic set to walk across Scotland to raise money for nurses' trust

A mechanic is embarking on a four-day hike across Scotland to raise money for nurses facing hardship.

Dan Morris' grandparents, Stuart and Ann Morris

Walking along the Annandale Way, Dan Morris will be raising money for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, in honour of his late grandparents who were nurses.

While training, Mr Morris was surprised to learn that his grandfather had benefited from the charity. In 2008, the trust donated £300 towards a mobility scooter.

‘I never had any idea that they’d actually received help from the charity and that gave me more of a kick,’ said Mr Morris.

His hike will take him along the same route where his grandfather completed a 20-mile charity ride on his mobility scooter. ‘That makes the walk even more special for me now,’ said Mr Morris.

His first time fundraising, he said: ‘I’ve always put my hand in my pocket and supported others but never done anything like this on my own.’

The Cavell Nurses' Trust supports 1,400 nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students every year.

Mr Morris’s hike will start on April 28. To donate, click here

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