WALKERS new and old joined up to mark the 10th ‘Dander for Mary’ fundraising event at the weekend.

The supporters of the Mary Leishman Foundation – including Pars legend and Fife Provost Jim – donned their walking boots to take part in the annual event, which covered 50 miles of the Fife Coastal Path from Anstruther to North Queensferry.

The Foundation’s president, Alec Parker, told the Press: “We had some people back who did the first one and early ones.

“The weather was very kind to us and we had plenty of walkers – there were 20 who did the whole thing and others who joined for parts of it.”

Alec added that they didn’t know how much had been raised yet, however, he expected it to be “somewhere in the region” of £10,000.

Following the untimely passing of Jim’s wife, Mary, in February 2009 from cancer – aged just 53 and on what was their 30th wedding anniversary – he and a group of trustees set up a foundation in her memory to raise cash for local good causes, with the aims of achieving potential and easing distress.

After setting an initial target of £100,000, they reached the £1 million mark earlier this year.

Provost Jim Leishman added: “It was a great wee walk and we had a good finish on Sunday. There were a lot of great people who did most of it and everyone battled through. The weather was fantastic and it was just a beautiful place.

“Some people came certain days as some couldn’t make it the whole thing. I would recommend it to anyone. It doesn’t matter if it is £100, £200, I’m pleased that we are able to help others as that is what it is all about.”