Edinburgh Charities and Rugby Legends Put Their Best Foot Forward!

Edinburgh’s charities have teamed up with Scotland’s rugby players to urge them to put their best foot forward!

The Edinburgh leg of the 2018 Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk will finish at BT Murrayfield, the home of Scottish Rugby on Sunday 16 September.

Rugby legend Chris Paterson, lock Nicola Howatt and scrum-half Sarah Law with Sue Diamond and Amy Russell from Edinburgh Children’s Charity.

And thanks to the support of Sir Tom Hunter, and The Hunter Foundation, an additional 40% will be added to whatever you raise to assist the causes that you care about most.

You can walk with friends and you can nominate any charity, big or small, to receive your support. Many charities will be involved on the day, including some of Edinburgh’s most well known charities It’s Good 2 Give, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Who Cares Scotland.

Rugby legend Chris Paterson, lock Nicola Howatt and scrum-half Sarah Law with Laura Mullarkey from Who Cares Scotland.

Scotland’s points’ record-holder Chris Paterson said: “It can be a great day out for all the family and you know at the same time that you’re helping folk.”

Chris was joined by Scotland Women players, lock Nicola Howat and scrum-half Sarah Law, Rosie Strain, Kiltwalk’s Edinburgh Event Manager, Lynne McNicoll from Edinburgh charity It’s Good 2 Give, Sue Diamond and Amy Russell from Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Laura Mullarkey from Who Cares Scotland to launch this year’s event.

Rugby legend Chris Paterson, lock Nicola Howatt and scrum-half Sarah Law with Lynne McNicoll from It’s Good 2 Give.

Paul Cooney, CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, said: “We want to be the most powerful fundraising platform in Scotland for all charities, big and small, to raise significant funds for the people that need it most.

“Since 2015, when Sir Tom Hunter came in to underwrite the Kiltwalk, we have grown from strength to strength. In 2017, the Kiltwalk supported more than 700 charities all over Scotland raising more than £2.67million.”

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Frank Ross, who will be donning his kilt on the day, said: “This isn’t just any charity walk, it’s the most Scottish of them all! The Kiltwalk will return to Edinburgh this September and I hope it will be the biggest and most successful yet. I’m calling for everyone to sign up and wear their tartan with pride in the name of their preferred good cause.”

For those living in Tayside, Fife or the north, you also have the option to take part in the Dundee Kiltwalk on Sunday 19 August.

Click here to sign up.