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      Aberdeen woman inspired by mothers hearing loss raises thousands for charity

      A woman from Aberdeen has raised more than £3,000 for a hearing loss charity after being inspired by her mother to complete a 200 mile trek across Scotland.

      Izy Kirkaldy took The Great Outdoors Challenge to raise vital funds for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland – a charity close to the heart of her mum, Diana, who has hearing loss and also has tinnitus.

      Izy Kirkaldy started out from Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula and ended her journey at Newburgh beach following a two-week long journey which included climbing seven Munros and three Corbetts. 

      The £3,400 raised by Izy will enable Action on Hearing Loss Scotland to support more people across Scotland who are Deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus. 

      Izy Kirkcaldy said: “I was motivated to do The Great Outdoors Challenge by my mum who has bravely struggled with tinnitus for many years and has hearing loss. 

      “The condition causes ringing and roaring noises in her ears so I wanted to raise funds for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and highlight the wonderful support which the charity provides for people like my mum, who is a member.

      “I chose to end the trek at a special spot on Newburgh Beach, where my dad’s ashes were scattered on the day that would have been his birthday.”

      Delia Henry, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland said: “We congratulate Izy on completing The Great Outdoors Challenge and offer her a massive ‘thank you’ for raising so much money for our services supporting people across Scotland who are Deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus.” 

      To find out more about fundraising for Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, email: fundraising.scotland@hearingloss.org.uk