Charity Kiltwalk raises £650,000

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Charity Kiltwalk raises £650,000

More than 600 Scots took part in the third Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk event of the year, pushing the fundraising beyond the £650,000 mark.

Kilt Walk participants

“It's inspiring to see so many people coming together to support some great charities that help people in need in Scotland."

The Kiltwalk events raise money to combat child poverty and every year walkers unite to raise funds for various children’s’ charities.

Kilkwalks have already taken place in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Speyside with one more event set to take place this year in Edinburgh on September 18.

Paul Cooney, the Kiltwalk CEO said:

“In such beautiful surroundings, the Moray Speyside event is always special. It’s inspiring to see so many people come together with one goal in mind; to raise much-needed funds for the children in Scotland who need it most.

“As with all Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk events, every single penny raised will go to the children’s charities of each individual walker’s choice.

“Everybody who took part, whether by walking or volunteering, should be extremely proud. We are also beyond grateful for the support of our title sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland and the event’s gold sponsor Johnston Carmichael. “

Walkers taking part in the Speyside event tackled either the 6 mile Wee Wander, the 13 mile Big Stroll or the 26 mile Mighty Stride, taking in some of Scotland’s most scenic landscapes. More than 60 volunteers, affectionately known as “Kilties” lined the route, cheering the Kiltwalkers on as they marched.

 

Malcolm Buchanan, Chair, Scotland board, commented:

“It's inspiring to see so many people coming together to support some great charities that help people in need in Scotland. The Royal Bank of Scotland is a proud partner of the Kiltwalk and colleagues joined customers and friends to help raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal.

“We are all looking forward to the final Kiltwalk in Edinburgh and we would encourage everyone to get their boots on and take part.”

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