Kiltwalk 2019 Raises Over £1 Million Before A Step Has Been Taken

More than one million pounds has been raised ahead of Kiltwalk Glasgow – before even a single step has been taken!

Around 15,000 walkers are already signed up for the 2019 events across the country have raised £1,162,000 for Scottish charities.

Around £830,000 has been raised by walkers, with a further 40 per cent – £332,000 – added courtesy of Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

This year's Glasgow Kiltwalk is set to be the biggest ever.

Glasgow woman Jacqueline Foy set out to convince 65 people to take part with her – but she smashed her target and will now lead a team of almost 100 next week.

Jacqueline, from Gartcosh, is fundraising for ENABLE Scotland’s RASCALS service, which runs an after-school club to young people aged four to 18, who have additional support needs.

Team ENABLE have been on a recruitment drive and are ready for the big day.

Her son Patrick, who has autism and global developmental delay, attends RASCALS in Cumbernauld.

Jacqueline said: “RASCALS provides a lifeline to our family. I’m eternally grateful to ENABLE Scotland for everything they do and wanted to give something back in their 65th anniversary year.”

This year’s Royal Bank of Scotland Glasgow Kiltwalk, which takes place on Sunday, April 28, is on course to be the biggest ever, with 12,000 walkers taking part and more than 600 charities set to benefit.

Sir Tom Hunter and Kiltwalk CEO Paul Cooney

Kiltwalk CEO Paul Cooney, said: “A huge debt of gratitude must go to our Kiltwalkers for their efforts raising such an incredible amount of money so far. This is a hugely impressive figure which will make a real and lasting difference to charities. A record-breaking number of walkers will be taking part in Glasgow on April 28, and there’s still time to sign up.”