Sara-Jane signs up for all four Kiltwalks for Quarriers

Why sign up for one Kiltwalk when you can commit to four? Sara-Jane Keeley, from Burntisland, is doing all four Kiltwalks this year to raise funds for Quarriers Fife Supported Living Service, where she is a support worker.

Sara-Jane signs up for all four Kiltwalks for Quarriers

She has signed up to do 14 miles at the Glasgow Kiltwalk, Aberdeen is a foot-aching 18 miles, Dundee is 21.5 miles and Edinburgh is 11 miles. Glasgow Kiltwalk takes place this Sunday 28th April. You can help motivate Sara-Jane by donating at the link below.

“I am a keen walker outside of work, although every shift I do I end up walking around six miles, and that’s just doing my normal, everyday tasks,” says Sara-Jane. “I am a member of the Scottish Women’s Walking Group and that helps me keep my steps up. We usually walk around nine or 10 miles each time we go out.”

Sara-Jane only now feels able to take on all four Kiltwalks after suffering from Long Covid and feeling breathless for the past few years. She is ready to challenge herself by raising funds for the vital work that Quarriers does.

“I love what I do. I have worked in the care sector for 32 years, seven of those at Quarriers in Cowdenbeath. I love looking after people.

“I love helping them get the best out of life. To be as independent as possible and be out in their community being involved.”

Quarrier’s Fife Supported Living Team provides support to adults with a learning disability, autism and/ or mental health challenges within Fife.

Finding the time to get the miles in is difficult for Sara-Jane, as she is the primary carer for two of her elderly uncles. Taking herself off for a long walk is her own type of therapy.

“I put my headphones on and off I go. It helps calm me down and keeps me fit.”

Sara-Jane would ideally like to raise more than £200. All funds raised will go towards hiring sensory pets. Pets can be brought in from a specialised company to the service for an hour or so and the people she supports can pet and hold them. It’s a fantastic way to help people feel calm and release stress, and it’s fun and therapeutic for the people we support.

Help Sara-Jane smash her total by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/page/sara-jane-keeley-1713259949490

For more information on Quarriers Fife Support Living Service, visit: https://www.quarriers.org.uk/service/supported-living/fife-supported-living/