Kiltwalkers to raise money for Beatson Cancer Charity this weekend

Thousands of people are set to take part in the Kiltwalk this weekend to raise money for charity.

By Dawn Renton
Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 6:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 6:42 am
Sarah Loggie from Aberdeenshire is taking part in the event this weekend.
Sarah Loggie from Aberdeenshire is taking part in the event this weekend.

It will be the first live Kiltwalk event in Glasgow since 2019.

Over 300 Kilties are expected to fundraise for Beatson Cancer Charity on Sunday, April 24.

It gives walkers a choice of the Mighty Stride (22.7 miles), the Big Stroll (14.37 miles) or the Wee Wander (3 miles).

Over 300 Kilties are expected to fundraise for Beatson Cancer Charity

Every single penny raised will be topped up by 50 per cent thanks to the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

This has enabled supporters to raise a fantastic £762,578.90 for the charity through the years of Kiltwalk activity.

The eldest person to support the charity through the Kiltwalk was an 84-year old during the 2021 virtual event – the youngest strollers were just 5-years old.

Sarah Loggie, 28, from Aberdeenshire who now lives in South Lanarkshire is doing the Kiltwalk after her Grandpa was successfully treated for cancer at the Beatson.

The event this weekend will be the first live Kiltwalk in Glasgow since 2019.

Sarah said: “Cancer affects so many people now, directly and indirectly.

"Having a local charity that is doing so much to increase chances of survival, improve quality of life for patients and provide much needed support is a blessing.

“The Beatson was where my Grandpa was treated when diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to their first-class treatment, he is still with us, in his 80s, living life to the fullest.”

Calum McNair, Challenges and Community Engagement Fundraiser at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “We are so excited to be back at the first live Kiltwalk in Glasgow since 2019.

“We are grateful to everyone who participated in the virtual Kiltwalks during the pandemic, but we can’t wait to see everyone walking together again on Sunday.

“Thank you to everyone who is taking part in the event for our charity – it helps us to support patients and their families during their cancer journey.

“We will be at Pit Stop 1 at the Riverside Museum for Kilties to take a break and grab a snack – remember to come and say hi to us!”

Find out more information or sign up to take part in the Kiltwalk at www.beatsoncancercharity.org/events/2022/january/kiltwalk/