This Friday, the apprentices at Rolls-Royce Inchinnan are walking from the Falkirk Wheel to Anniesland College to raise money for Epilepsy Scotland and Macmillan Cancer Support.
They are walking just over 23 miles to raise money for two charities close to their hearts.
Epilepsy Scotland work closely with the Funky Natz Foundation, a volunteer-led fundraising group raising money in memory of Natalie Hughes.
Sadly, Natalie passed away, aged 11 in 2011 and her family and friends have been fundraising for the charity ever since.
To date, the Funky Natz Foundation, in aid of Epilepsy Scotland, have raised over £90,000 in Natalie’s memory and the Rolls-Royce Inchinnan apprentices want to help them achieve the £100,000 mark before the tenth anniversary of Natalie’s passing.
Photo: Natalie Hughes who passed away aged 11
They have also chosen to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because of the amazing job that they do, not just for the patients but the care they provide for the families surrounding the patients, which is important to every one of the apprentices.
The apprentices have raised sponsorship in several different ways from having collection buckets, football cards and asking workmates to sponsor.
One of the apprentices said: “We are looking forward to taking on this challenge and raise money for two fantastic charities.
“We are hoping to help the Funky Natz Foundation, who raise money in aid of Epilepsy Scotland in memory of Natalie Hughes and help raise awareness and much-needed funds to tackle the condition.
“Also, we are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support because we all know someone who has been affected by cancer and want to help raise awareness and support the amazing job Macmillan do. Some of those walking have witnessed first-hand the incredible care and compassion the Macmillan nurses demonstrate.”
Robyn Friel, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Epilepsy Scotland said: “We are very grateful to the apprenticeship team at Rolls-Royce Inchinnan for taking on this challenge and raising money for Epilepsy Scotland and the Macmillan Cancer Support.
“The money raised makes a huge difference to the work that we can do. We wish everyone the very best and hope they aren’t too tired afterwards.”