A FOUNDATION set up to continue the work of Tranent fundraiser Scott Glynn has been awarded charitable status less than a year after its launch.

The Walk With Scott Foundation was set up by Mr Glynn and his supporters after they raised a staggering £176,000 with annual walks which gathered ever-growing support.

Set up to build on the fundraising, it was launched in April and has already met its first goal of providing Rempods – pop-up rooms which help people with dementia – to care homes and day centres in East Lothian.

Now the foundation has successfully met the charity test which allows it to become a registered charity.

And organisers are continuing to work hard with future events planned.

A coffee afternoon is being held in the Recharge building, Church Street, on Sunday, December 10, from 1pm.

And a Big Boys Breakfast, which is being held in April next year, is already selling tickets at a fast pace.

Walk With Scott founder Mr Glynn is currently recovering from a liver transplant at his home in the town.

Despite the recent surgery, he has been on social media appealing for help with East Lothian Foodbank’s Jingle Bags campaign.

Mr Glynn is urging supporters to get behind the campaign by donating items which will help ensure every family has a happy Christmas this year.

The 54-year-old, who was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year, underwent a transplant last month. and has been determined to carry on supporting local causes.

The Jingle Bags campaign aims to deliver the essentials needed for Christmas dinner to everyone who is in need of foodbank support.

Mr Glynn said: “In this day and age it is sad that we need foodbanks at all; it’s hard to think of anyone not having any kind of Christmas dinner or cheer. Please folks, donate what you can.”

The coffee afternoon at Recharge next month costs £5 entry with the promise of cakes, mince pies, sandwiches, unlimited tea and coffee, as well as a glass of Prosecco.

The Big Boys Breakfast takes place in East Lothian Co-operatoive Bowling Club on Sunday, April 15, and tickets cost £20.

Find out more through the Walk With Scott Foundation website and social media.