Could you, or someone you know, do The Kiltwalk in aid of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation?
Claire did it last year for us on her own initiative and raised substantial funds, so it seems an excellent idea to invite as many people as possible to mark 25 years of South Africa’s first properly democratic election which made Nelson Mandela President by taking part in this sponsored event to raise funds for Scotland’s commemoration of his life, work and legacy.
To make a donation to any or all of the walkers already signed up for the Foundation’s Team, go to http://bit.ly/2CIZIrA where you will find them listed with the links to their fundraising pages. We are very grateful for all their efforts.
The 40% top-up they speak of incorporates any Gift Aid, but the extra 15% is pure extra donation. A modest number of walkers could make a serious contribution to the whole statue project and its associated educational work.
The Glasgow Kiltwalk is on 28th April, the day after the actual election anniversary. The others in Scotland are in Aberdeen on 2nd June, Dundee on 18th August and Edinburgh on 15th September. Any (or all) can be booked through the Kiltwalk website, where much more information is available – https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/ The Foundation is listed as an option when you indicate your choice of charity.
There are three distance options to choose from – in Glasgow these are 6 miles, 15 miles and 23 miles. The event is not a race, and kilts are not compulsory.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you would be interested. We can supply an A4 or A3 poster if you would have somewhere to display it or pass copies round.
Message from Claire Dunphy, who did the Kiltwalk for us in 2018:
The Glasgow Kiltwalk is coming up again on 28th April and I would thoroughly recommend signing up for it. Not only will you be raising funds for the Mandela statue but you will be doing so whilst getting plenty of fresh air, exercise and (hopefully) sunshine!
Don’t worry if you don’t feel up to the full 26 miles; I opted for 13, but there is also a leisurely 6 mile trek. All 3 options may seem long but there is a real sense of camaraderie and fun along the way and there are several stops with folk handing out water, crisps, sweets and fruit to keep you going.
Pack a packed lunch too though as you’ll need it! At the end of the walk a small but tasty free hot meal awaits you and there is a bar with live music in the marquee, all in all a lovely healthy day out. Do it alone or even better with a group of friends/family.
The great thing about choosing the Kiltwalk to raise funds is that what you raise is topped up by 40% by the Tom Hunter Foundation. This year marks 25 years of South Africa’s first properly democratic election, the election in which Mandela became President, yet another reason to make this the year you do the Kiltwalk to support Scotland’s commemoration of his life, work and legacy.