Kiltwalkers step up for #TeamWaverleyCare
Over the weekend, 35 superheroes took up the Kiltwalk challenge for #TeamWaverleyCare, making this year鈥檚 event our most successful ever.
In total, our supporters covered an incredible 720 miles – raising over £15,000 in the process. With The Hunter Foundation once again pledging to add 50p for every pound donated and additional match funding from some of the walkers' employers, our final total will top £27,000, more than double our original target.
Donations like this are so important to our work, allowing us to continue supporting people living with or affected by HIV and hepatitis C, and delivering vital sexual health information and advice.
The annual Kiltwalk campaign sees thousands of people pounding the pavement to raise money for charities across Scotland. With the usual mass-Kiltwalk events cancelled due to Covid, participants had the chance to pick their own challenge for their chosen charity.
Our supporters stepped up to the mark, walking and cycling their way through communities and countryside across Scotland. To put it in context, the 720 miles covered is the equivalent of walking from our Edinburgh office, to our bases in Glasgow, Inverness and back again, twice!
Everyone had their own reasons for signing up, whether in memory of family members, as part of workplace charity partnerships, or after hearing about the work we do from members of the team.
If you’re feeling inspired to take up your own challenges, you can sign up to our newsletter to hear first about upcoming events. If you would like to take on a sponsored challenge, find out more here or contact the Waverley Care fundraising team today.