Scott Cunningham lost his sight in 1993. He told Gary Fanning of The Hamilton Advertiser, “My life changed in 2003 when I was partnered with my guide dog, Travis. He has given me life changing freedom and independence and so I wanted to give something back.”And give back, Cunningham has. Since teaming up, he and Travis have completed four treks to date, and raised a whopping 60,000 pounds for the Guide Dogs Association. A donation of 10,000 pounds allows for the training of two new guide dogs.
The duo’s next adventure will begin on April 7, 2009. The 100-mile trek is expected to take them seven days, and they will be joined by some very famous walking mates.
As The Hamilton Advertiser reports, “Former Rangers midfielder Terry Hurlock will accompany Scott and Travis throughout the 100-mile hike. Each day they will be joined by a different Rangers legend. TV cameras will be following Scott, Travis and Terry every step of the way. Rangers TV are set to feature the charity walk in a 30-minute documentary.”