Team members from Laings are preparing to trek from Glasgow to Edinburgh this Saturday in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The group, which includes marketing director Wendy Laing and chief executive officer Joe Walsh will attempt to complete the demanding 100km walk which is expected to take around 30 hours and 145,000 steps.

The other members of the team taking part are Hollie Gillies, Craig Nisbet, Katie Little and Felicity Lynden.


Wendy Laing shares: “I’m excited about taking on the trek, but nervous at the same time!

“Although we’ve done plenty of training, which has allowed us to see some beautiful areas of Scotland, I still keep thinking ‘has it been enough’.

“I think at the end of the day it will be mind over matter to get us to the finish line!”

Laings launched a charity partnership in September last year, with BHF resonating personally with the Laing family.

They have said that they want to help the charity to continue to support families affected by heart and circulatory diseases.

James Cant, British Heart Foundation Scotland Director says: “We are so grateful to the team at Laings for all of their support and for volunteering to take on the Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek.

“500 people have signed up for this fantastic challenge and it looks set to be a great weekend.

“Around 700,000 people in Scotland are living with heart and circulatory disease and nearly 50 people a day die from these conditions. We want to change this, but we can only continue our life-saving research with the support of the public and fabulous fundraising teams like Laings.”

All of the money raised by the team will be donated to the British Heart Foundation, a charity that funds research to find cures and treatments for heart and circulatory diseases, the world’s biggest killers.