Shetland Sponsored Walk raises over £5,000 for Charity

Thursday 31st August 2023

Serco NorthLink Ferries’ crew members have raised over £5,000 for their charity of the year, MND (Motor Neuron Disease) Scotland, following a sponsored walk across Shetland.

Kathryn Fullerton, Passenger Service Supervisor on board the passenger vessel MV Hjaltland, and Leigha Finnegin, Passenger Service Assistant on board MV Hrossey, were joined by a group of friends along the six-mile route from Lerwick terminal to the Cornerstone in Scalloway.

Now an annual event, Kathryn’s sponsored walk is a staple amongst year-long fundraising activities which seek to raise funds for the crew’s chosen charity of the year. Over the years, Kathryn has led the fundraising team, donating to 12 different chosen charities, reaching an incredible culminated total milestone of £50,000 earlier this year.

Speaking of their success, Kathryn Fullerton, said: “We are all delighted with the incredible amount raised from the sponsored walk. We have not only raised over £5,000 for the charity but have driven awareness of the great work MND Scotland does, such as offering financial, well-being and practical services to help the individual and their families suffering from MND feel more in control and better manage their situation.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the walk, sponsored us or donated time and money, including the Cornerstone, who provided all of the walkers with a well-earned lunch at the end of the walk.”

Rachel Maitland, Chief Executive Officer at MND Scotland, added: “On behalf of the team and service users at MND Scotland, we would like to thank Kathryn, Leigha and their friends for their incredible efforts raising over £5,000. Over the past 15 years, we have committed almost £6 million to MND research which is only made possible by donors and fundraisers like Kathryn and her team.”

Header image: NorthLink Ferries sponsored walk for MND photo © Copyright Kathryn Fullerton