Wayne Will from Kirkcaldy is taking on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk in aid of LGBT work in Fife.
The 44 year old recently moved from Essex to the Kingdom and will take on the challenge on 15th September in aid of Pink Saltire.
Wayne said he was inspired by the work of the charity, which works in communities across Scotland to improve the lives and visibility of LGBT people.
Wayne said his fundraising was inspired by experiences in his own life, including being a victim of a hate crime himself in the past:
“I had a hate crime against me a few years ago, when I saw Pink Saltire and your writing about hate crime it really hit true to me that something needs to be done to support your work.”
“After what happened to me, I became a hate crime ambassador in Essex through the police, with a 2-day training course so I could support people who had been through similar incidents. It was difficult, but I would rather be in there doing something about it than just dwelling on what happened.”
Wayne moved to Fife just a few weeks ago but hopes to garner support from friends and contacts he’s made in that short time.
He continued, “You read so much about what’s going on for equality and hate crime and I just think you’ve got to get out there and do something about it. Its very easy to feel alone for LGBT people and I think this is a great way to raise awareness for a good cause – I’m looking forward to my first time in a kilt too!”
You can support Wayne’s fundraising by donating to his Kiltwalk page here.
If you’d like to take part in the Kiltwalk and to support Pink Saltire, email us now firstname.lastname@example.org