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We have been closely monitoring the pandemic updates and after reviewing the latest Government updates on large gatherings, it is with heavy hearts that we inform our Kiltwalk community that we will be unable to stage the Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh Kiltwalks in 2020.
Ensuring the safety of our walkers and everyone involved in Kiltwalk is our top priority. The ongoing concerns over COVID 19 and reduced hours of daylight in late September and October make it impossible to reschedule with any degree of certainty this year.
You were the change
Sir Tom Hunter and The Kiltwalk Team would like to say a massive thank you to all Kiltwalkers who, despite the challenges, have continued to fundraise through the pandemic in support of their chosen charities.
In March and at the start of April, Glasgow Kiltwalkers stepped up for the charities they care about as the country went into lockdown. They raised an astonishing £735,000 and in an unprecedented step Sir Tom Hunter, so moved by your Kiltwalk Kindness, he doubled your fundraising pound for pound. This combined act of kindness resulted in a vast £1.47 million going out within 24 hours to over 540 charities based mainly in the West of Scotland.
Then in April and at the start of May, Aberdeen Kiltwalkers rallied for their charities raising an outstanding £154,000. Sir Tom Hunter again decided to match their fundraising efforts pound for pound, meaning 159 North East charities benefited from a total of £308,000.
With the Dundee Kiltwalk being cancelled and going Virtual, our Kiltwalk heroes in the area dusted down their tartan and took to their local streets to walk, cycle and even run in the Dundee Virtual Kiltwalk on the 3rd – 5th of July. Their efforts achieved an astonishing £300,000 that was later matched by The Hunter Foundation meaning £600,000 went out to over 200 local charities.
Thank you all for your Kiltwalk Kindness.
But it doesn’t end there …
Kiltwalk is here to support the incredible charities you support. The pandemic is having a devastating effect on them; they need us more than ever so in true Kiltwalk style, we have developed a way for our Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh walkers to finally complete their Kiltwalk challenge.
Join us on the Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend 11th – 13th September.
Over the Virtual Weekend get that tartan on and take on any Kiltwalk Inspired challenge you wish from home. Go for a walk of any length you wish, cycle or even jump on a trampoline … it can be anything and The Hunter Foundation will top up any further funds you raise by 50%*.
* The 50% fundraising top up will be granted up to a limit of £5,000 per walker or donor across all 2020 Kiltwalk events. Subject to deadline and trustee approval.
A Kiltwalk is the ultimate team-building challenge raising big funds for your chosen charity. With a walking distance to suit everyone, you can get the full team involved and all fundraising will be topped by 50%*
Before registering, why not take a look at our Corporate Team page including lots of useful hints and tips to help you get your team together.Sign up your team