Debra taking part in Kiltwalk

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A charity which raises money for people suffering from a genetic skin blistering condition has been chosen as to take part in the Angus Kiltwalk.

DEBRA, which has a shop on Montrose’s High Street, works on behalf of people in the UK who have Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

The Kiltwalk is a new Scottish charity, which brings many of country’s leading children’s charities together. DEBRA will receive 50 per cent of the money raised by the kilt walkers. The rest will be split among the other partner charities.

Laura Forsyth, who has been placement with the charity for six months, said: “My younger cousin, Adana, suffered from this horrific condition and sadly died at the age of 10, nearly five years ago. I will be taking part in the walk along with friends in family in memory of Adana.

“The charity are funding two possible treatments that could potentially be a cure for the horrific condition. Both of these treatments need funding for clinical trials and by taking part in the walk it would be helping us to achieve this.”

There are three lengths of walks entrants can choose from, the Kiltwalk, which is 26 miles, the half Kilt , which is 13 Miles and the 10km Wee Walk .

The event will take place on September 29 and entrants have to register by September 15. To take part, you can register at www.thekiltwalk.co.uk. You must advise DEBRA that you are registering in order for the charity to receive sponsorship money, by calling 01698 424210 or emailing Sophie.mallon@debra.org.uk