A KIND-hearted group are taking steps to raise funds to support cystic fibrosis sufferers.

A group of 24 are walking 10,000 steps every day this month to raise £1,500 for two charities.

Money raised will then be split between The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Leanne Fund.

The group have arranged various weekend excursions, kicking off with a walk around Millport earlier in the month with plans for a big celebration at the end to keep everyone motivated.

Irvine resident Amy Gilmour said: “The concept is to walk about 10,000 steps every day as its for Cystic fibrosis and there’s 10,000 people in the UK with it.

“At the beginning of the month we did Millport and last weekend we did water walking at the Falkirk Wheel so we’ve done a few events throughout the month to keep everyone motivated.

“It is a big effort everyone’s trying to make – on my daily average I would maybe walk 3,000 steps a day before this.

“There was two days I was quite unwell so didn’t manage but as a team collectively we’ve walked five million steps so far. Distance-wise we calculated we would have walked all the way to Turkey by now so obviously a big distance.”

Cystic fibrosis is a genetically inherited disease, usually diagnosed around birth and its symptoms cause life-long limitations.

The inherited genome causes the body to uncontrollably produce thick mucus, primarily affecting the lungs but it can also have other damaging affects on the digestive system. Individuals with CF live with this invisible illness under the strict management of dozens of pills and treatments every day.

To donate,r visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforcf2019