A SKATER from Port Glasgow is melting hearts with her push to help disabled people on to the ice.

Kind Christina Molloy swapped the ice rink for a 15-mile walk to raise funds for a charity close to her heart as she took part in the Kiltwalk in Dundee.

She was raising money to support Inclusive Skating, which enables people to enjoy the sport regardless of their disabilities.

Christina is a head coach for Inclusive Skating and wanted to raise awareness, as well as money, for the cause.

She said: "I work with people who are blind and wheelchair users.

"Our aim is to offer skating to people with disabilities the same opportunity as everyone else and to enjoy the sport.

"It allows people to get out and about and do something active.

"Sometimes they can struggle to find clubs who can accommodate them."

Christina trained at the Waterfront Leisure Complex in Greenock and then three years ago joined Auchenharvie Leisure Centre in Saltcoats before joining the Time Capsule in Coatbridge.

She said: "We have been running for a year as a charity, but we've expanded over the last year.

"It's very rewarding for me to see people enjoy themselves.

"Some people get special equipment on the ice while others just need the assistance of coaches."

Christina chose the Dundee walk having missed the deadline for Glasgow.

The 21-year-old smashed her initial target of £200 by raising £630, with more donations pouring in.

Christina, of Arran Avenue, said: "It was a great atmosphere and I finished the the route in just over three hours and only one blister.

"I'm really happy at what I've raised, especially when I only hoped for £200.

"I want to thank everyone for sponsoring me.

"My motivation was for the charity rather than personal gain."

People can still sponsor Christina by visiting https://dundeekiltwalk2019.everydayhero.com/uk/christina?