A TULLIBODY duo will take on a daunting challenge this month by walking more than 20 miles for charity.

Janice Muir and Connie Henderson have teamed up for the Kiltwalk in Glasgow in a bid to raise money for local organisation Play Alloa.

In just over a week, the 'Soul Sistas' will set off on The Mighty Stride – a 23 mile journey across the city which will see them leave from Glasgow Green and finish at Moss O Balloch Park.

Janice said: "I'm quite excited about it.

"People have said to me before – people that had done it before – it's a really good day, everybody is really motivated and you meet new people along the way and things like that, and everybody is really supportive.

"So I'm looking forward to it – I'm looking forward to the challenge and just the whole event."

Janice, 43, and Connie, 19, met through Tullibody, Cambus and Glenochil Community Council's events team, which they are both part of.

A shared desire to get fitter and raise money for a good cause led them to sign-up for the challenge on Sunday, April 30.

In anticipation of the event they have been out training since February, taking advantage of the fairer weather and local spots.

They regularly walk from Tullibody to Causewayhead and up around Wallace Monument, and even took a jaunt up to Loch Leven recently.

Janice, who is secretary on the community council, and Connie, a co-opted member, decided to raise money for Play Alloa as it's a "great service".

They both know staff members, and Janice is also familiar with it through work, and would like to do what they can to help.

The Clackmannanshire based charity is a provider of play and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs.

Janice said: "It's a great service and they really desperately need regular funding.

"So anything that anybody can donate either through us or through any other means – I think they've got various different ways you can donate to Play Alloa – but anything really would be helpful.

"We know a lot of people can't afford a lot the now with the way things are, but a small donation is all that's needed because it all builds up."

To donate money to Janice and Connie, please visit glasgowkiltwalk2017.everydayhero.com/uk/connie or glasgowkiltwalk2017.everydayhero.com/uk/janice