26 Mar 2018
Seven of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce’s very own will be taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk.
Richard Muir, Ross Flockhart, Diana Peralta, Sarah Heaney, Dawn Chalmers, Alan Busby, and Lisa McConnell will all set off on the Mighty Stride on Sunday 29 April from Glasgow Green, finishing up in Moss O Balloch Park 23 miles later.
Walkers can choose to walk for any charity, with the Chamber team raising money for various charities.
Thanks to the unique fundraising formula from Kiltwalk backers The Hunter Foundation, for every £100 raised by a walker, your chosen charity receives £140, ensuring the Kiltwalk offers one of the most effective fundraising models of any mass participation event.
Last year, more than 14,000 people took part in one of the four Kiltwalks helping to raise over £1.9million and with The Hunter Foundation’s 40% top up, over £2.6 million was raised for over 780 charities across Scotland. This year organisers want to see even more people take part.
This week, dancers from Scottish Ballet, who are currently preparing for their spring tour, took time out of their rehearsal schedule for this worthy cause and headed down to the Clyde Walkway which forms part of the Glasgow route.
Nicholas Shoesmith (soloist) and Glasgow-born Jamie Reid (artist) who are both performing in Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling were Clyde-side with Kiltwalk’s Event Manager Yvonne Kincaid, as they called upon Scots to participate in the Glasgow event on 29 April.
Paul Cooney, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, said: “We are really pleased to have support from Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company. The Kiltwalk allows participants to walk for any charity; raising money to ensure that Scotland can continue to cultivate talent and safeguard the arts is certainly a worthy cause.”
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