Forces Children Scotland chairman Malcolm Noble completed the Aberdeen Kiltwalk earlier this year and is calling on more people to get involved to support children and young people from armed forces and veteran families across Scotland.
The Kiltwalk is one of the most popular mass participation walking events which raises much-needed funds for Scottish charities through events in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
A total of 112,300 Kiltwalkers have raised over £22.5 million and The Hunter Foundation has added £11.4 million to top-up fundraising generated by individuals and groups through Just Giving to £33.9 million, which has been used to support over 3,000 Scottish charities.
Having taken a well-deserved breather from his epic fundraising, we caught up with Malcolm to ask him a few questions about his experience.
Why do you feel others should get involved in a Kiltwalk?
“I have done four Kiltwalk events in all four Scottish cities and what was great about it was that we were able to participate in a group. It’s a nice activity you can do with friends and family to raise money for Forces Children Scotland.”
How did you find the experience?
“It is very challenging but very much worth it for lots of different reasons. Every pound that we raise in support of Forces Children Scotland the Hunter Foundation adds 50p to it, so it is worthwhile getting involved as not many other events will do that.”
What would you say to other to encourage them to go?
“It’s just a lot of fun and it is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and raise funds for a great cause, all while walking some interesting routes around our beautiful Scotland. Whether you wish to take part with friends, family or colleagues, it’s a very accessible event.”
Did you know that the Hunter Foundation will top fundraising by 50% through any Kiltwalk event? There’s still time to get involved in Edinburgh (18 Sept 22) and Dundee (21 Aug 22).
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