A CARING Gourock mum is putting her best foot forward to support an inspirational charity.

Allison Black, 54, is donning her best tartan for the Glasgow Kiltwalk in aid of Calum’s Cabin, which helps children with cancer.

The dedicated animal rights campaigner, who re-homed animals for 20 years, is equally passionate about the charity.

Allison, who now owns Brueacre Kennels in Inverkip, said: “I think it’s a fantastic cause.

“I have been over there to the holiday home in Bute.

“I’m so lucky to have three happy and healthy boys but this holiday home is for families whose children are terminally ill and it helps create magical memories.”

“Families can stay in the cabin and go on a tour of Rothesay and take time to relax and take their minds off their child’s illness.”

The charity was set up in memory of Rothesay boy Calum Speirs who was only 12 when he died of a brain tumour.

Allison said: “It’s 10 years since Calum died and the charity relies heavily on donations.”

The mum from Gourock has roped in two of her boys — Murray, 19, a student, and Ruaidhri, 16, a pupil at Clydeview Academy, to walk with her.

She has also enlisted friends Joyce Demelas and Sharon Black for the 23-mile walk on April 29.

Allison has been training hard for her marathon march, clocking up 30,000 steps a day.

She said: “I walk for an hour and a half in the morning and an hour and a half in the afternoon and an hour at night.

“I’m really feeling the benefit of it.”

If anyone would like to sponsor Allison or join her on the day they should visit https:/www.facebook.com/donate/1934624916853587