Calum’s Cabin

Always one of the highlights at Kiltwalk Glasgow, we are very excited that our friends from Calum’s Cabin are taking over a Pit Stop in Dundee for the first time! Here’s a reminder of what makes their charity so special…

One week might not feel like a long time, but when your child is going through cancer, a week away from the stress of hospital and gruelling treatment can feel like a lifetime. Calum’s Cabin exists to support families across Scotland at a time when they need it most.

Just by walking a few miles for Calum’s Cabin, you’ll help them support the 130 children with cancer and their families who visit the Isle of Bute every year to make their own special memories. Families like Laura’s…

2018 marks the year that Laura Forbes would have turned 21. Laura was a popular student at Forfar Academy who loved spending time with her family, her friends, her boyfriend and was getting ready to sit her exams.

In September 2011, aged just 14, Laura was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Laura passed away just one week after her 16th Birthday in February 2013 and is still dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

Laura’s Mum, Audrey said: “At Calum’s Cabin, Laura was able to be a normal teenager for a little while and we were given time to just be together as a family. We could relax knowing the charity had thought of everything to make our week more comfortable, memorable and peaceful.

“To remember Laura, we did the Kiltwalk for Calum’s Cabin last year and loved it – it was an incredibly emotional and special day. We are so grateful for what Caroline, Duncan and Jenna Speirs have created.

“Calum’s Cabin is a special place and we are keen that families across Scotland who need it, know it’s there and would encourage everyone to get walking to support them.”

To find out more about Calum’s Cabin, click here.