A group of dads are going to hike non-stop from sunrise to sunset through the Lomond Hills in aid of Andy’s Man Club.

The 17 hours straight challenge on August 28 will see them trek around 46 miles with the aim of raising £10,000 for the suicide prevention charity.

It’s being organised by fitness coach Iain Jack, who owns Fit Dad Revolution in Rosyth, and he has recruited some of his clients for the fundraiser.

He told the Press: “Mental health is a bit in the gutter at the moment with everything that is going on, it’s being tested like never before.

“I work with dads mainly to get them into better shape and it’s quite close to home for some of those guys and our friends. Some go to Andy’s Man Club themselves.

“I’ve also suffered my fair share of mental health problems so this is something close to my heart.

“We’ll start at 5am and go until it’s dark so about 10pm, following a circuit over West and East Lomond.

“Five of us have committed to the whole thing and some are going to join in for parts of it but we’re hoping to get 10 people involved so anyone who wants to come along is welcome to do so.”

Iain (pictured below with his daughter) started his business in 2019 after teaching karate. The 40-year-old continued: “I am looking forward to it but I’m also apprehensive!

“I do not have a lot of time to train for it so I’m not able to go on big walks so it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m excited to fundraise for a good cause. A lot of the group have a lost a good amount of weight so it will be a good test for them.”

Andy's Man Club is a male suicide prevention charity which was established in 2016 after the tragic loss of Andrew Roberts at the age of just 23. They facilitate non professional peer to peer support groups across the UK for any man to attend over 18 and Dunfermline has its very own branch.

They provide a confidential non judgemental space for men to come together to chat about anything that they would like to get off their chest. There’s no waiting list, no referral or signing in process.

If you would like to help them reach their target visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/966333897491364/