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By Fiona Reid
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Graham puts his best foot forward

THE man behind one of the region’s biggest festivals will be taking on a walking marathon in his kilt this weekend to raise money for the charity he helped to found.

Graham Main, producer and founder of Electric Theatre Workshop, will be walking the 26 miles from Dumfries to Kirkcudbright wearing his kilt on Saturday as part of a virtual event organised by Kiltwalk Dundee.

The charity funds the annual Big Burns Supper festival as well as the Dumfries Community Choir, Youth Theatre, Producers of the Future and High Tea community arts projects, but has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Every pound that is donated to Graham’s Kiltwalk fundraiser will be matched by the Hunter Foundation, a philanthropy group that supports education and entrepreneurship across the globe.

Graham said: “Electric Theatre Workshop is a vital charity which has done incredible things for our community over the last ten years. “It is facing its toughest challenge ever. Our business has stopped and we are puling out all the stops to help it through these extraordinary times.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far. We are nearly halfway to our target of £5k.”

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