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2019 has been a great year so far for Kiltwalkers

27 June 2019

Kiltwalk Collection 2

The atmosphere at a Kiltwalk is incredibly exciting. It’s very different to the start of an obstacle course or a marathon. There’s not the same sense of nervousness or tension, the feeling in the air is much more relaxed and there is a distinctly happy vibe as you and hundreds of other people gather in the starting area. It’s no wonder the Kiltwalk has become Scotland’s most popular fundraising event.

In Glasgow we were happy to be joined by colleagues and people we support from Baxter View, Moss Cottage, Airdrie Supported Living, and Baxter the Bear, our Mascot.

Brian, who is supported at Baxter View, is a very active fundraiser and was incredibly excited to get the chance to fundraise by taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk. Brian had a really fabulous day and did incredibly well on the walk.  As well as supporting his fundraising goals, taking part contributed towards Brian’s personal weight loss and overall fitness goals – with which he has made incredible progress. We have our upcoming Star Awards* on the 31st October, and Brian would really like to be nominated for the Ambassador Award for all of his fundraising.

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In Aberdeen we were joined by colleagues from numerous services including Outreach, Berrybank and Back Hilton. We even had a team from Wardend Place in Moray, and it’s wonderful that they gave up their day to travel down, complete the challenge and make the return journey home for the people they support. We also had a team from Langstane Press who managed to raise over £1,000!

At both of the Kiltwalks was our colleague Wullie, from Cornerstone’s finance team, who has registered to do all four mighty strides – and at 26 miles each, that’s no easy task! We want to make a special thank you to Wullie, it’s a significant commitment he has made and we think he is amazing for taking it on.  

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As incredible as it’s been so far – we still urgently need to sign up Kiltwalkers for the Dundee and Edinburgh events to come and support us in aid of two very special projects that need our support.

Dundee - Stepping Stones
Every week, over 60 children aged 3 – 16 attend Stepping Stones, which is the only local club to provide free support to children with disabilities and other support needs. The club has become a lifeline for the families we support, and if the club did not exist, many of them would have nowhere else to turn. Stepping Stones receives no local authority funding, and relies completely on charitable donations to operate. The club is in real need of support, and we need as many Kiltwalkers as possible to walk for Stepping Stones.

Edinburgh - In Your Corner
In Your Corner is a service that provides advice, support and guidance to young adult carers aged between 16-25 living in Edinburgh. Through this service we are able to offer one to one support, group sessions, training, advice and respite. To continue providing this service and meet the individual needs of the young people we support, we need you to help us raise funds by joining us at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

To take part in the Kiltwalk and fundraise for one of these projects, please get in touch with us at getinvolved@cornerstone.org.uk for further information or register by visiting www.thekiltwalk.co.uk and choose the event you’d like to take part in.

*Cornerstone’s Star Awards give us the opportunity to recognise the excellent work of our exceptional colleagues and volunteers, as well as celebrate the amazing achievements of the people we support. Nominations close on the 2nd of August – if you would like to nominate someone for the Ambassador Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Team of the Year or Colleague of the Year, please get in touch with marketing.comms@cornerstone.org.uk for more information.