Scottish charity Kiltwalk looking for volunteers in Dundee

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Eager volunteers are needed for a charity Kiltwalk from St Andrews to Dundee on 20th August

7th August 2017 by Georgina Harris 0 Comments

The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk is looking for 200 volunteers to help out on its Kiltwalk from St Andrews to Dundee on Sunday 20th August.

The volunteers, nicknamed kilties, cheer on the walkers to keep spirits up, signpost the way, hand out water and help to make the day as enjoyable as possible.

Kilties will be able to choose which charity they would like to support once they sign up to volunteer and for every hour they do, Sir Tom Hunter from charitable organisation The Hunter Foundation will donate £1.10 to their chosen charity. This is part of the new Kiltie Charity Boost programme generating money from volunteering at Kiltwalk events.

Paul Cooney, chief executive of the Kiltwalk, said: “Kilties are absolutely integral to the success of the Kiltwalk and we couldn’t do it without them.

“It’s a chance for people to make friends, gain experience and help raise money for incredible causes.”

There are nine different voluntary roles and Kilties receive full training, support and uniform.

Over 220 Kilties volunteered at the Glasgow Kiltwalk in April to provide food, drink, guidance and support to the thousands of Kiltwalkers that took part.

This week Kiltwalk was included in the top 25 mass participation events in the UK, along with events from Macmillan, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.

As well as this, The Hunter Foundation this year pledged to donate 140% of all fundraising at each of 2017’s Kiltwalks to the chosen charity of each walker – however much a walker raises, THF will add 40% to their total.

There are three different route options to choose from in this Kiltwalk, from the 25-mile Mighty Stride setting off at 9am, to the 11-mile Big Stroll at 11am, and the 6-mile Wee Wander at midday.

Find out about taking part in the the walks.

Apply to be a Kiltie.