Blister Sisters don their kilts for kids

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A team of Donside ladies are cracking out their kilts for charity to take part in the Kiltwalk from Aberdeen to Potarch.

The ‘Blister Sisters’ are set to walk the 26-mile route wearing kilts on June 1 to raise money for various Scottish children’s charities.

This year, the charities supported by the event are Cash for Kids, the Children’s Hospice Association Society, Clic Sargent, Tartan Army Children’s Charity, Aberlour Children’s Charity, Childless 1st and Debra.

Lorna Middleton, Pamela McConnachie, Brenda Taylor, Karina Smith, Lauren McIntyre and Alison Taylor make up the Blister Sisters team. They have been training for 12 weeks.

As a team of more than five, they can nominate a local charity to receive 50% of their money raised. The tartan-clad ladies have chosen to support Aberdeen’s Archie Foundation.

Based at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, the Archie Foundation raises money for sick children across the North of Scotland and the Islands, who need medical care in Aberdeen, Inverness and Elgin children’s wards or in their own communities.

The team has already raised over £2500 through different means of fundraising, including ‘Guess Archie’s Birthday,’ and the sale of stovies donated by Country Flavours of Alford.

The ladies also held a tablet and fudge sale and they are grateful for donations from family and friends.

The route will start at Duthie Park and follow the Deeside Way to Potarch.