Charity offers free places to Edinburgh Kiltwalkers


With just over a month to go until Edinburgh’s Kiltwalk, Scotland’s largest children’s charity is offering free entry to the event for those pledging to walk for them.

Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity working in Edinburgh and across Scotland, provides lifeline care for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Walkers who sign up for the Kiltwalk in aid of Aberlour and who pledge to raise at least £150 in sponsor money will benefit from free entry.

Robert (20) who lives at one of Aberlour’s residential disability services in Fife is taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk with his friends Jamie (25) and Brandon (25) to raise money for the charity after completing the Glasgow Kiltwalk earlier in the year.

Together, they commented: “The Kiltwalk is good fun, meeting everybody – even famous people – and raising money for Aberlour to help more young people like us. We now can’t wait to take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk together in a couple weeks’ time.”

Paula Dowie, Young People’s Support Worker with Aberlour Child Care Trust, added: “I believe Kiltwalk is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be included in the wider community, bringing people together from all walks of life, age and ability to raise money for a cause that is important to them.”

The Kiltwalk has become one of Scotland’s most popular mass-participation events with over 20,000 walkers taking part in 2018. After kicking off in Glasgow and Aberdeen earlier in the year, the Edinburgh event is taking place on 15th September.

Walkers can choose from a range of routes of between six and twenty-six miles in length. And with organisers promising incredible scenery, complimentary snacks and drinks along the way plus entertainment and family activities to enjoy at the finish, it’s a great way to have fun, complete a challenge and raise money that will make a big difference for vulnerable children.

Catherine Thomas, Head of Fundraising at Aberlour, said: “Every day in Scotland, 7,500 children affected by poverty, domestic abuse, mental ill health and disability are being cared for by Aberlour. But that’s only made possible thanks to our funders, supporters and amazing people who fundraise for us by taking part in events like the Kiltwalk. Young people like Jamie, Robert and Brandon are inspirational and I wish them the very best of luck for their second Kiltwalk of the year.”

To claim your free entry to this year’s Kiltwalk events call Aberlour on freephone 0800 085 6150 or email fundraising@aberlour.org.uk.

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