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Champagne, trains and automobiles

After putting in the hard yards at this year’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Glasgow, Scott Thomson is giving his feet a rest and taking his new car for a spin. 

The train driver from Yoker won a brand new Renault Clio at this year’s event, thanks to platinum sponsor Arnold Clark. 

The 48-year-old walked the Big Stroll for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. His two-year-old great-niece Ella was born with Spina Bifida. 

Scott was over the moon when he received the good news from Kiltwalk Chief Executive Paul Cooney. He said: “My jaw still hurts from smiling. I’ve got three grandchildren so I’ll be giving plenty of lifts for the next wee while! 

“I thought it was a joke. I have never won anything in my life before! A huge thank to the Kiltwalk and Arnold Clark. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. 

“It was a huge shock when Ella was born with the condition, but the charity has been so supportive to the whole family from the start. We try to do what we can to pull together and give back. We raised more than £400 on the day and the event was very special.  The atmosphere made it feel like we were walking on the crest of a wave. “ 

With a brand new Renault Clio being donated by Europe’s largest independent car dealer at every Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk this year, there are still three more opportunities to win in 2017. 

Kiltwalks will take place in Aberdeen (June 4), Dundee (August 20) and Edinburgh (September 17).  

Paul Cooney, Chief Executive of the Kiltwalk, said: “Arnold Clark went above and beyond more than ever this year by kindly donating four Renault Clios. We were so pleased to be able to surprise and delight Scott, an amazing charity fundraiser who fully deserves this fantastic prize. 

“There are still three more chances to win so don’t delay; sign-up to raise money for charity, be part of something special and be in with a chance of winning a brand new car!” 

David Munton, Arnold Clark Renault Franchise Manager, added: “The Kiltwalk is a fantastic event and it is really inspiring that so many walkers took part this year, all raising money for fantastic causes. 

“We are thrilled to handover the first of the Kiltwalk Renault Clio prize cars to Scott. He is a very deserving winner and I wish him many years of happy motoring with his new vehicle.“ 

Fundraising this year also received a boost from The Hunter Foundation and Sir Tom Hunter who will not only underwrite all costs but have also generously pledged that 110% of all fundraising at each Kiltwalk will go to charity. 

To find out more about the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk or to sign up for the walks taking place this year, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

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