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Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

With just days to go until Children in Scotland's Chief Executive takes to the hills – aiming to climb 30 peaks in seven days – she has announced her ambitious itinerary for the challenge

Dr Judith Turbyne, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland, Scotland’s national children’s sector network, is taking on the challenge to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary, and the important work that it has done over the past three decades to uphold children’s rights and support a workforce that is increasingly under pressure.

Judith will start her challenge in the hills around Dundee and Angus on Saturday 11 November and, through the week, climb the peaks of Fife, Stirling and the Trossachs, Aberdeenshire and the Lothians. She will finish her challenge on Friday 17 November as she descends Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

Her full itinerary includes:

A table with three columns date area and hills and a list of 30 hills spanning seven days

Judith said: “As the challenge grows closer I am feeling a lot of excitement, and a touch of trepidation, but mostly overwhelming gratitude for all those who have supported me so far. We have raised just over £1,000 for Children in Scotland, but more importantly shed a light on the incredible work this organisation is doing, every day.

“The days are getting shorter and I am going to have to plan well to fit it all in. When the Scottish rain is beating down and my legs are getting sore, I will think of all the amazing young people we work with who are helping us to effect change, and our members across the children’s sector who are themselves working under significant challenges with passion and grit.

“Things are getting tougher for our members and the children and young people we and they are working with and for. We need to look at ways of building our resilience as an organisation to continue to support the sector. This is just a small contribution, but I am excited that I can do this for the organisation.”

On 7 June 2023, Children in Scotland celebrated its 30th anniversary. For three decades the organisation has been championing the voices of children and young people, ensuring they are at the heart of policy and decision making, and being a leading force for workforce development. Their membership brings together more than 430 organisations and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups.

Throughout her challenge, Judith will be fundraising for Children in Scotland. To support Judith in her 30 Hills challenge, click here to visit her fundraising page:

Follow her challenge online using the hashtag #30Hills.

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