Scotland

Young Fundraiser Takes Charity Mission To Ibrox

Myiah Allan has been walking a mile every day in aid of Walking With The Wounded.

A seven-year-old girl who is raising money for military veterans got to live her dream at Ibrox Stadium.

Myiah Allan has been walking a mile every day in aid of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) and got the chance to do it at the home of her favourite football club.

The Rangers fan walked a mile around the Ibrox pitch to help WWTW’S Walking Home For Christmas appeal.

This is the second year that Myiah has been raising money for the charity.

Her father, Colin Beaton, is pleased that his daughter got the opportunity to walk around Ibrox.

"She is a huge Rangers fan. She loves it and we have taken her a few times," he said.

"We never thought it would happen. It’s been on a whim and Rangers were fantastic to allow us to come and do this today."

Miyah Allen is a big Rangers fan and managed to walk around the home of the Scottish Premiership team.

The charity’s fundraising appeal helps support hundreds of veterans across the county. They offer mental health support and help former service personnel back into employment.

William Cairns works with the charity and he thinks Miyah is something for people to look up to.

He said: "It’s absolutely inspiring.

"She is a great young lady and a fantastic character. She’s a credit to her mother and father and I’m so glad that she came along to do this.

“She’s an inspiration for all young people. She’s fantastic."

Mr Beaton is hoping his daughter’s walking will encourage others to raise money for the veterans.

He said: “If this inspires anybody to walk a mile and raise money over the Christmas period, it will help everybody out.

"These veterans need the help.

"Mental health is a terrible thing to deal with particularly after being with the Armed Forces. If any charities can help them, it’s brilliant that they will raise money for it."