Kirsty's Dad is Fund Raising & Needs Your Help!

Prior to Kirsty's death she had started to follow in her father's footsteps and become madly keen on motorcycling. Kirsty became the proud owner of an ex-riding school 10hp small motorbike which had seen a hard life.

Kirsty began planning to travel round the UK on her bike to raise £10,000s for 'her kids'. To Kirsty all children who were sick or in need of care were 'her children'.

She spend two hours laughing and planning the trip with her father before leaving the family home - sadly she never returned having been killed in a road traffic accident two miles from the family home.

After reflecting on Kirsty's life John decided to honour his daughter and her devotion in helping sick and terminally ill children and her dogmatic determination to raise money for 'her kids'.

So on 12th August 2011 John set off from the family home at Lochailort to make the trip on his daughter's wee bike - big fat bloke on wee bike was quite a sight, he traveled complete with period silk scarf on coat hanger in 1930's garb with Eeyore on the back as pillion.

The trip took one calendar month and John managed to travel the 5,000 miles within the three weeks with hours to spare. The thing is he stuck to the rules and used every tow path tidal road and dirt track in the UK hugging the coast.

Every penny donated went to help the children. John used sponsors to help give him a bed for the night but often slept in ditches or under hedges.

The end result was that the public helped raise just over £13,000 pounds during the trip (every penny of which goes to help children in serious need) and a 10hp 125cc motor bike made 8,053 miles around the UK including England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

John wanted to do the entire island of Ireland. The reception from north and south was so incredible he fell in love with the place. He is determined to go back and do the whole island for a charity run date to be set.

July 2013 and John was off again. This time via Norway and Sweden to Moscow. He set off mid day on the 4th traveling south to the ferry in Hull. Then set off into Europe and up into the Norwegian mountains, before cutting across into Sweden. Big fat bloke on wee 10ph bike, his lawn mower is 13hp, so that give some idea of the magnitude of this feat. The Moscow Challenge Raised £15749.74.

We are a no overheads charity so 100% of the donations go to the kids nothing is ever used for admin costs or trip expenses John travels by the seat of his pants and relies on public support to lend a hand.

No cash from donations made in aid of Kirsty's Kids will ever be used for administration or expenses on this charity fundraising event. Even fuel will be purchased from personal funds or jerry can donations like last time.

Click here for STV Aberdeen North news broadcast which provides details of the Trust and our 1st bike trip.

Thank you so much