Afghanistan may no longer be making headlines but the Afghan people still need our help. The UN predicts that due the most recent political and economic crises, Afghanistan is heading to 'universal poverty', with 97% of the population potentially falling below the poverty line.

I'm raising money for this cause and I'd love your support. On the 3rd of October, I will be doing a 20 mile sponsored walk on my own from Glasgow Green, to Loch Lomond.

For 40 years, Afghanaid has worked with millions of vulnerable Afghans across Afghanistan, providing them with the training and tools they need to help themselves, their families and their communities.

Our support will make a difference. Please donate what you can. £500.00 will provide emergency shelter for 5 families who have lost their homes due to conflict. Thank you.

James Finlayson