Walking the West Highland Way for LCTF

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John Ramage was first diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis (new name Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis) over 12 years ago after it affected his lungs.  John has raised a significant amount of money for other charitable causes and after reading Lauren’s story he decided to walk the West Highland Way for Lauren’s charity.  In April he set out from Milngavie to walk the 154Km (96 miles) highland route to Fort William. The route starts at Milngavie and passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to sea level to cross the River Leven at the head of Loch Leven before entering Lairigmorand Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.  This walk is intense for most so it is a positive and inspirational message that Vasculitis should not hold us back in our pursuits. John was diagnosed early and placed on treatment that has helped to control his Vasculitis and allowed him to pursue projects to raise funds for charity.

 

 John presented his cheque of £1, 250 to Grant Currie on behalf of The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation.  LCTF would like to thank John for completing this walk on behalf of Lauren’s charity.  A massive thank you to everyone that sponsored John including all his colleagues at First Buses in Glasgow.  The funds raised will help LCTF in their dedicated research projects including our ANCA research in Aberdeen where LCTF fund a dedicated research student for 3 years on Vasculitis studies.
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