A GLASGOW schoolgirl will appear on television as part of this year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need.

Fifteen-year-old Kim will join Anita Rani in a one-to-one ramble around Loch Lomond that will be shown on BBC One on November 1.

The teenager has grown up with her eldest brother, Zac, who has a very rare life-limiting condition called Cystinosis, which affects the kidneys and growth.

Along with her family, Kim has continued to remain positive throughout her brother’s illness and is supported by CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland).

The charity provides a sibling support group where Kim can relax and talk openly about any worries.

Since being supported by CHAS, Kim has gained so much self-esteem. She benefits from residential respite breaks where she can take time for herself and meet new friends.

CHAS currently receives a grant of £145,875 from BBC Children in Need, over three years, which funds the support of an activities co-ordinator and an activity programme, which aims to provide tailored experiences for young people with life-shortening conditions and their siblings, who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them.

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Kim’s Mum, Trudi, said: “We are already so proud of Kim and can’t wait to see her complete her ramble - we know she will do her absolute best.

“As a family we have gone through some tough times but CHAS has always been there for us, it’s a great comfort to know someone is there to listen and support Kim as well as the family.”

Despite any personal challenges Kim has faced, she has continued to be a happy and enthusiastic participant at CHAS.

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She said: “I’m delighted to be taking part in this year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need. I like getting outside and meeting new people. I know Anita and the Countryfile team will encourage and support me all the way.”

Since the Countryfile Ramble began in 2015, ramblers have raised more than £7.9million for CHAS.

In Glasgow, BBC Children in Need currently funds 69 projects to a value of more than £4.5million.

And across Scotland, BBC Children in Need currently fund 309 projects to the value of more than £19million.

Unlike previous years, the presenter-led rambles will be closed to members of the public due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19.

However, Countryfile is calling on the public to get walking, talking, and rambling for BBC Children in Need by going on their own small, safe socially-distanced sponsored rambles for the charity.