In 2020 the Kiltwalk is going virtual! But what is a virtual event and why should you take part? Read on to find out more…
The Kiltwalk is the biggest fundraising event in Scotland taking part in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Every year tens of thousands of people take part and raise for a cause close to their hearts. The COVID-19 pandemic sadly means that the event cannot go ahead as planned in 2020, but nothing stops the Kiltwalk and the event will now happen 11-13 September virtually.
A virtual Kiltwalk is a Kiltwalk completed individually in your own local area in keeping with government guidance.
You can choose to walk (any distance you wish) or you can do something completely different – run, cycle or hop.
You can choose to have your walk, run or cycle local to you. You can explore the local countryside, cycle local streets or have your fundraising event in your own back garden.
If you need inspiration check out our list of suggested walk routes below!
Ideas for Walk Routes
You must keep within government guidance and it is best to stay local, but that doesn’t mean your walk can’t also be fun!
You could plan a route that takes in some of the cultural landmarks in your city. For example, Glasgow’s famous mural trail, Edinburgh’s scenic Water of Leith canal walk, or Aberdeen’s historic sculpture trails.
We are blessed in Scotland to have lots of beautiful scenery on our doorstep, get inspiration on new local routes you may have missed at Walk Highlands.
You could plan a walk with pit stops visiting local family and friends, take a water break at a safe distance, and get a boost of moral support!
You can have your event anytime between 11 – 13 September. All fundraising has to be submitted to the Kiltwalk by 21 September.
“Working from home and being alone in the house all day made me realise how much I missed my son and had not dealt with his death. I threw myself into work after he passed away and this situation has made me realise that I really need support to deal with the loss.”
Our work has not stopped during COVID-19, in fact, we are supporting more families than ever. During this year we have seen all fundraising events cancelled or postponed, which has had a huge impact on how much we can raise to keep our services going.
Whether you raise £5, £10 or £50 we would be delighted to get your support.
Best of all anything you raise will get a 50% boost from the Hunter foundation, so if you raise £50, we get £75
Where do I sign up?
Remember to select Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs as your chosen charity!
Contact Fundraising Manager Sarah Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org