The sun shone over the event on Sunday (2 June), where more than 60 brave souls took on the Mighty Stride between Aberdeen and Banchory and four the Wee Wander from Crathes to Banchory.

Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian committee member Fiona Leslie said: “Although I knew it was going to be big we are currently at a phenomenal £45,000 and it’s still rising. To say I am blown away is an understatement - the support of the walkers and their supporters is just amazing.” 

Along with treasurer Ian Mackie and fellow committee member Anne Brown, and armed with eye-catching “feather backpacks”, Fiona was cheering the walkers over the finish line.