A team spearheaded by a Ayrshire woman will be battling through the Glasgow Kiltwalk soon for a very worthy cause.

Cumnock's Louise Wright was one of the brains behind the 'Memories are Better than Dreams' charity founded back in 2016.

Having worked as a paediatric nurse at Crosshouse hospital, Louise was approached by a family member asking for help to pay for a headstone.

Cumnock Chronicle: Louise holding the charity sponsoring Cumnock Juniors' kit.Louise holding the charity sponsoring Cumnock Juniors' kit. (Image: Memories are Better than Dreams)

When Louise found out there was nowhere around that offered that kind of support, the charity was then set up.

As well as supporting families after they lose their child, the charity has also helped to set up memory days for children coming to the end of their life.

Cumnock Chronicle: They've helped families make amazing memories.They've helped families make amazing memories. (Image: Memories are Better than Dreams)

Co-founder Louise said: "We help anyone who lives in Ayrshire and it's for people whose child has died and we organise support for them.

"We've also done things like getting a petting zoo to the house of a girl who was coming towards the end of her life.

"The first time we did anything was running a half-marathon to raise money for this young boy's headstone and then we realised there was more scope for this type of support for families and the charity has gone from there."

Since then, the team of five charity workers have supported families right across Ayrshire- with help including paying for headstones, creating memorial jewellery and even memorial benches.

Now in April, a team of 13 will be taking on the Glasgow Kiltwalk Mighty Stride on April 28, to raise funds and awareness for the charity.

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Louise added: "We're taking on the Kiltwalk to raise money, but we're also doing it to raise some more awareness for who we are and what we do as a charity.

"Some people don't know about and talking about children dying is not something that people want to openly talk about.

"A lot of what we do is word of mouth and we support people to make their own decisions.

"It helps us raise our profile so that if people are in this position, or if they know someone who's in this position, they know to contact us at the right time.

"We're obviously dealing with families in an extremely sensitive time for them, so it helps to take at least one thing off their minds."

You can support the team's efforts through the Kiltwalk by going to https://bit.ly/3PAJ82j.