Mum walks in memory of Conor McSherry

FOUR friends are set to walk the West Highland Way in memory of tragic Carluke teenager Conor McSherry.

The popular 16-year-old died last June while working on his milk round.

Now Conor's mum Maureen McSherry, along with friends Veronica Gordon, Julie Tennant and Sharon Graham, will be walking the 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William to raise money for Brake, a charity, which provides support for road crash victims and their families.

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Veronica said: "Brake had a fantastic bereavement service for Maureen and Conor's little sister Eilidh.

"Normally we do a charity event every year. In the past we have done the Moonwalk in Edinburgh, which is a 26 mile walk at night.

"However, this year we decided to do something different in Conor's memory.

"We thought if we could do 26 miles in one night then we can do nearly 20 miles a day over five days."

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The friends, known as the Car Look Drovers, have been hard at work since Christmas, when they began training for the walk. They plan to walk the Way, starting on September 4.

They are combining their training with their hectic work schedules.

Maureen, Veronica and Julie are all midwives at Wishaw General Hospital while Sharon is a social worker with North Lanarkshire Council.

They have only recently set up a just giving website but money is already pouring in.

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The women are also planning a race night, which is scheduled to take place in St Athanasius Community Hall on August 20.

To donate to the Car Look Drovers visit To provide sponsorship or prizes call Veronica on 07905 840125.

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