OVER 40 family and friends took part in a charity trek on New Year's Day to raise funds for a Drumchapel boy with cerebral palsy.

The 10k walk – from Kelvindale Station to Drumchapel and back – was organised by Karen Elliott to help support Guy Pentland.

The eight-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy which affects all four of his limbs due to being starved of oxygen at birth. As a result of spasms, the youngster has had to undergo full reconstruction surgery on both hips.

Over £800 has been raised so far from the walk, which was also held last year. The money collected will be put towards physiotherapy to help Guy get on his bike, enjoy working in his stander and sessions to help reverse scoliosis developing further due to uneven hips.

Karen wished to thank everyone who has supported the event over the last two years and all those who have donated via Guy's GoFundMe page.

She told the Evening Times: "The money will continue to be used to give Guy the best possible therapy.

"During 2017 the therapy after his second hip operation allowed him to get back on his bike. On Thursday, Guy will be back in hospital to have the pins removed from his last operation so it would be great if we could meet this year's target of £2,000, bringing our grand total of three fundraisers to over £10,000.

"A massive thank you from Denise, Scott and Guy – who are overwhelmed with the support that our community and beyond continue to give this wonderful family."

To donate, go to gofundme.com/new-years-day-walk4guy-2018