Howwood teen to tackle Edinburgh Kiltwalk on birthday weekend

Ben Craig is going to put his best foot forward – and his granddad’s kilt on – for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 17 September.

Johnstone High School student Ben, who was born in Paisley on September 16, is the son of a former RAF Senior Aircraftman Technician who served with the Expeditionary Radar and Airfield Squadron, which included two operational tours in Iraq at Basra Air Station.

The dedicated teenager – who is also an Air Cadet – said:

I want to help all in the military community, and so I’m fundraising for SSAFA because it’s a charity that contributes to the needs of all services not just the RAF.”

His mum, Aileen, added:

All of his family are so very proud of Ben for choosing to spend his fourteenth birthday weekend walking the Kiltwalk and raising money for such a worthy cause as SSAFA.

SSAFA is the UK’s oldest tri-service charity, and its work in Scotland, the rest of the United Kingdom, and overseas changes and even saves lives.

To help SSAFA carry on this work to serving personnel, veterans, and their families, visit Ben’s fundraising page at

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