KEEN young environmental campaigners in Wester Ross stepped out today to greet a fundraiser going the extra mile to help their group. Rosie Mckenzie from Mckenzie Mountaineering set herself the challenge of doing 600,000 steps between January 17 and her birthday on March 11, raising funds for Ullapool Sea Savers and Venture Scotland. Ms Mckenzie, who is awaiting complex knee surgery following a serious road traffic accident in her twenties in which she broke both of her legs, decided to help the causes close to her heart to keep fit while awaiting the operation. Two members of the Ullapool Sea Savers (USS) took a walk of their own today to congratulate her on smashing the target and dealing their group a welcome boost. Ms Mckenzie has hit the 670,505 mark and is now planning edging towards a million while she awaits a date for surgery which has been postponed due to Covid. She described USS as "a group of amazing young people based in Ullapool where I live who have come together to seek out positive, proactive ways to work to promote, protect and save the seas".

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Source: Ross-Shire Journal