10 Jan 2018
Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion who is currently recovering from hip surgery, is encouraging Scots to set the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk as a goal for 2018.
The tennis superstar recorded a video message saying: “Why don’t you get your kilt on for the Kiltwalk? Whatever money you raise, the Hunter Foundation will top it up by 40% so get out there walking and raise lots of money. Good luck!”
The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk attracted 14,000 walkers in 2017 and their £2.5 million helped 780 charities all over Scotland. The unique fundraising model makes the event the most efficient way to raise money for charity – for every £100 raised by a walker, The Hunter Foundation tops it up by 40%, meaning your chosen charity receives £140.
Paul Cooney, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, said: “Huge thanks to the inspirational Andy Murray for his ringing endorsement of the Kiltwalk and we hope it encourages you to get your kilt on and sign up for one of the four walks this year.
“We want the 2018 Kiltwalk to be even bigger this year with more walkers than ever before. We want to surpass the phenomenal £2.5 million raised for Scottish charities by walkers last year and with your help we can do that.”
The four Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalks kick off with Glasgow on 29 April, Aberdeen on 3 June, St Andrews to Dundee on 19 August and Edinburgh on 16 September. Each walk has three distances to choose from to suit people of all ages and abilities. In Glasgow there is the 23-mile Mighty Stride, the 14-mile Big Stroll and the 6-mile Wee Wander.
For more information about the Kiltwalk, or to register, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk