The Courier

Kirriemuir shop staff walk 37 miles to support Peter Pan penguin bid

The Peter Panguin Waddlers from the Co-op in Kirriemuir: Ciara McKay, Tracey Inglis, Kseivixa Haggart, Charlie Delve, Vincent Allan & Rory Devaughn.

Staff from the Roods Co-op in Kirriemuir took part in a 37-mile walk at the weekend to support a bid to keep the Peter Pan-themed Maggie’s Penguin Parade statue in the town.

Employees trekked from Kirriemuir to Glen Doll on Saturday before returning on Sunday.

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The Peter Panguin Waddlers from the Co-op in Kirriemuir: Ciara McKay, Tracey Inglis, Kseivixa Haggart, Charlie Delve, Vincent Allan & Rory Devaughn.

Eighty individually designed, giant penguins from the successful trail will be sold at auction on September 24 to raise money for Maggie’s, which provides support for people living with cancer.

The Kirriemuir community is raising money in an effort to retain the giant sculpture on the night.

Locals in the town were also encouraged to take part in exercise challenges to raise money for the bid by the Kirriemuir Regeneration Group throughout August.

Fundraising bid to keep Peter Pan penguin in Kirriemuir