Seven-year-old Campbell Cummings, from Portlethen, is set to walk 10 kilometers around Duthie Park in Aberdeen to raise funds for Friends of ANCHOR, a charity supporting cancer patients. Campbell came up with the idea while on one of his regular walks with his father Steven, who is undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia at the ANCHOR Unit. Already surpassing his £300 target, Campbell has raised over £1400 in donations. His older brother Leo, 12, will be joining him in supporting the cause on December 17th.
Steven, who was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2022 and received a stem cell transplant in March, has been a dedicated walker himself throughout his treatment. Even after developing complications and sepsis, he was back on his feet quickly. Determined to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, Campbell and his father have been preparing for the challenge with extra walks and practice laps at Duthie Park. They are encouraging others to join them in their fundraising efforts and hope to reach a target of £1000.