A MUSIC legend has pledged his support to the efforts of a charity fundraiser.

Culture Club frontman Boy George is backing Robin House chaplain, Amanda Reid, as she sets out to complete all four of this year’s Kiltwalks to raise funds for the Balloch hospice.

Amanda and her team have already completed two of the gruelling challenges - and now have their eyes set on this year’s final pair of events at Dundee and Edinburgh.

Having idolised George since she was a teenager, she dubbed her team, “Kilture Club” after the chart-topping band he formed in the 1980s.

After hearing about the unusual moniker, George got right behind Amanda’s team.

The Do You Really Want to Hurt Me singer said: “I’m tremendously proud to have been able to lend support to CHAS in different ways over the years, thanks to Amanda Reid, who introduced me to the charity.

“I’ve learned through these encounters that they do such unique and important work for kids and families all over Scotland.

“I also know that Amanda, in her role as chaplain at Robin House, must be a great source of comfort.

“When I heard she was taking on all four Kiltwalks - and that she’s called her fundraising team ‘Kilture Club’ - I simply wanted to wish her well and implore people to either donate, or follow in her footsteps and sign up to the Edinburgh or Dundee Kiltwalks.”

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Kiltwalks are a mass charity event run by the Hunter Foundation, which allows people to walk short, medium or long distances to raise cash, with the foundation topping up any funds raised for charities.

Amanda speaks passionately about the love for her work, and how much it helps families who are often in dire need.

She said: “My role is about having time to listen, to offer support and look after the emotional, spiritual and religious needs of the children, young people, families, staff and volunteers of all faiths and none.

“I am proud to be a part of CHAS and proud to walk as a chaplain of CHAS.”

Encouraging others to sign up for the Kiltwalk, Amanda added: “It’s only one day out of your life and the difference that could make to a family is huge. You will be helping to create a lifetime of memories for hundreds of families.”

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Amanda told the Reporter of a touching moment during the Glasgow Kiltwalk, which kept her going right to the end.

She said: “Turning 50 this year seemed the perfect reason to go for it.

“A couple of days before my first Kiltwalk I went to visit a family at home where the child hadn’t been well in the previous months.

“Mum, Donna Quinn, had said that if Logan was well enough then they would love to come cheer me on. After walking 11 miles we reached the CHAS pit-stop and saw that they had both made it. I was so touched by their huge effort.”