A FORMER Ardrossan Accies rugby player has organised an incredibly moving fundraising challenge.

Gordon Telfer will be raising funds for the British Heart Foundation - in memory of his late friend and teammate, Euan Thomson.

Euan, or ET as he is better known, passed away last year after the 32-year-old was involved in a crash while cycling between Kilbrinie and Largs.

As well as being an incredible athlete on the rugby pitch, Euan was no stranger to fundraising for the British Heart Foundation.

ET would tirelessly raise thousands of pounds over the years.

And after sharing Gordon's fundraising page - available here - on social media, the pairs former rugby club said it is now "our turn to carry on his legacy".

Gordon will be doing this by walking an incredible 150km over the course of three days for the charity.

He will do this by conquering the iconic West Highland Way.

Gordon will walk 60km on day one from Milngavie to Drovers; 50km on day two pushing forward to Kings House; and the final stretch of 40 kilometers, leading into Fort William.

Speaking on his justgiving page, Gordon commented: "We sadly lost a great friend last year and this is the exact sort of challenge Euan would have undertaken, albeit he would have done it in half the time.

"Euan raised thousands of pounds over the years for the British Heart Foundation, undertaking various challenges and I'd like to continue the support for this great cause.

"Along with donations raised, this challenge will be in memory of Euan."

And Ardrossan Accies are more than behind his efforts, as they shared an emotional plea for the public to get behind this outstanding effort on their social media page.

They said: "Euan was an exceptional individual who constantly pushed his limits for a great cause.

"Euan was no stranger to fundraising for this incredible organisation, tirelessly raising thousands of pounds over the years.

"It's now our turn to carry on his legacy of generosity and support.

"Along with your generous donations, every step Gordon take during this challenge will be in honour of ET and the lasting impact he made."

Gordon has set a goal of raising £1,000 before he takes to the West Highland Way on August 29.

Though he has already smashed that target.

For more information on the fundraiser, or to make a donation, visit tinyurl.com/GordonTelfer.