Kiltwalk 2020

Shannen Irwin, Cameron Berwick and Blyth Berwick who took part in 2019’s Edinburgh Kiltwalk in aid of ME Research UK.

Kiltwalk is a unique charity that enables walkers to raise money for any Scottish charity and, as ME Research UK is based in Perth, we are eligible to participate but we need your help.

Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation every pound raised gains a top-up of 40p. That means for every £100 raised, we will receive £140 in total which can be used to support of work.

There are 4 Kiltwalks planned for 2020 throughout Scotland on 4 different dates and in 4 locations. Registration (and payment of an entrance fee) is required for each event through the Kiltwalk website.

With 3 distances to walk from the Wee Wander at 6 miles all the way to the 26 mile Mighty Stroll there will be a distance to suit. It is not a race and so you can walk at your own pace. Neither will you be alone as not only will your fellow walkers be with you every step of the way but pit stop supporters will be on hand to supply you with water, snacks, entertainment, top class conversation and encouragement across the entire Kiltwalk route. You can walk as an individual or part of a team – a great idea to get workmates and friends involved in fundraising for ME Research UK.

Kiltwalk will even provide a pack filled with all the information you need before you set off on your Kiltwalk event, this includes: an ID card, a walker guide, a route map and two meal vouchers, if you have selected a Mighty Stride, other walks receive one meal voucher. Plus, there are specific sponsorship forms for each of the Kiltwalks.

Full details of the events can be found on Kiltwalk’s FAQs section) and a host of on-line resources are available to help with training and practical details for the day.

We’ll help as much as we can with fundraising – free t-shirt and publicity.

Not wanting to walk but still want to help? Why not volunteer as a ‘Kiltie’? Kilties receive great training and are fully supported by the Kiltwalk organisers. Kilties give their support at the events, keep walkers’ spirits up and create the most enjoyable day possible. All of the work done, the time given and effort put in makes the Kiltwalks the success they are.

Becoming a Kiltie is very simple and straightforward from start to finish – apply here Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, for every hour contributed by a Kiltie volunteer, £1.40 will be donated to a charity of their choice! 

So, whether it is taling part in Kiltwalk or becoming a Kiltwalk volunteer, you can support ME Research UK’s work in 2020.

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