Glasgow Kiltwalk set to raise £2 million

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More than 10,000 people took on walking challenges at the weekend to raise funds for more than 600 charities

30th April 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Thousands of people hit the streets of Glasgow to raise millions of pounds for charity on Sunday.

The Kiltwalk took place on 29 April, with more than 10,000 walkers taking part.

The challenge is set to raise more than £2 million for the more than 600 Scottish charities.

This year’s event was extra special with Doddie Weir, a rugby legend who is battling motor neurone disease, joined by boxing hero Charlie Flynn and STV’s Sean Batty to gee up walkers at the Glasgow Green starting point.

Distances for the challenge ranged from the 23-mile Mighty Stride, which headed from the city centre to Loch Lomond, to a six-mile Wee Wander.

Donations are boosted by a further 40% from the Hunter Foundation, and the Glasgow event is the first of four to take place in Scotland this year. Next is Aberdeen on 3 June followed by St Andrews to Dundee on 19 August and, finally, Edinburgh on 16 September.

“This goes to the heart of what Scotland is all about – caring for one another,” said the foundation’s Sir Tom Hunter. “We live in an incredible country with people who are willing to literally go the extra mile for those who need it most.

“I am so proud of everyone who took part today. The efforts of every Kiltwalker will make a real, lasting and impactful difference to charities across Scotland supporting thousands of people and the causes they care about.

“It doesn’t stop here. I encourage everyone to follow the lead of those who walked today and sign-up to take part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk in June, our St Andrews to Dundee walk in August and the final Kiltwalk of the year in Edinburgh in September.”