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Come on Aileen!

Aileen Hogg from Carluke, who was one of more than 10,000 people who took part in last week’s Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Glasgow, has won a brand-new Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRI, courtesy of platinum sponsor Arnold Clark.

The teacher at Carluke Primary School walked alongside her daughter to raise funds for The National Autistic Society Scotland.

The 41-year-old was treated to a surprise visit at work by STV’s Peter and Roughie, who handed over the keys to her new car.

Aileen was delighted when she received the good news. She said: “I am absolutely gobsmacked. I knew something was up when I saw Peter and Roughie, and they tricked me into thinking I had just won a bouquet of flowers!

“I couldn’t believe it when I had actually won a brand new car. It is such a surprise; I can’t thank the Kiltwalk and Arnold Clark enough.”

With a brand new car being donated by Europe’s largest independent car dealer at every Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk this year, there are still three more opportunities to win in 2018. 

Eddie Hawthorne, Arnold Clark’s Chief Executive and Group Managing Director of Arnold, said: “We are involved with the Kiltwalk because it is such a great Scottish charity and helps everyone raise a great amount for something they care about. We are delighted Aileen has won this Vauxhall Corsa and we hope she still finds time to walk.”

Paul Cooney, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk added: “The Kiltwalk is such a successful fundraising platform because of generosity of spirit. Whether it’s people like Aileen walking for the charity that means something special to them, or partners such as Arnold Clark, who have once again gone above and beyond by providing four new cars to Kiltwalkers this year. The kindness shown by all involved is quite special.”

Walkers can choose from four Kiltwalks this year. Next is Aberdeen on 3 June followed by St Andrews to Dundee on 19 August and, finally, Edinburgh on 16 September. Each walk has three distances to choose from to suit people of all ages and abilities. 

Thanks to the generous 40% fundraising boost pledged by Sir Tom and The Hunter Foundation, charities will receive a 140% return for every penny raised by walkers. 

To find out more about the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk or to sign up for the walks taking place this year, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk.

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