Our latest Kiltwalk Highlight
Kiltwalking since 2013, Jamie has seen the Kiltwalk grow from strength to strength.
Name: Jamie Hogg
Occupation: Third Sector Support
Charity you support and why?
This year I walked for The Awesome Foundation Glasgow, a self-funding charity which provides grants to local community groups to help make Glasgow even more Awesome. I am a Trustee and love that we help make small local projects happen. Our Trustees each donate £50 of their own money and every two months a local project receives a £500 grant. The recipient is decided after a shortlist of three take part in a Dragon’s Den style pitching event. It is a fun and personal way of making a difference.
Interesting fact about yourself?
This is the first Kiltwalk I have completed for a few years as I usually work at them so it was only because it was a virtual event that I could take part. Unlike a lot of people I know I have used lockdown to get much fitter and thinner walking circa 5 miles a day throughout and losing 3 stone. It made this walk much easier than the last one I did.
Best ever Kiltwalk highlight?
I have been involved with Kiltwalk since 2013 and completed all 5 events in 2014 with the same group of people raising money that year for the STV Children’s Appeal. There was a huge sense of achievement, team bonding and pride for being part of something very special by walking with so many people supporting so many amazing causes. It all culminated in an unusually emotional experience for me as we walked through Murrayfield Stadium at the end of the last Kiltwalk and yes there was snot and tears. (I’m a huge rugby fan as well).
What are you looking forward to most about your next Kiltwalk?
I am a bit conflicted with this as I would most look forward to Glasgow 2021 being a full physical walk with a typically amazing Glasgow turnout and atmosphere to herald the end of Covid restrictions. This would of course finish with a huge party, some beers, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and no social distancing! I always try to see the bright side so if that isn’t possible and it is a virtual event again then at least I will get to take part!
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