Scottish charities will receive more than £1 million thanks to the generosity of around 5,000 Kiltwalkers in the capital and their supporters.
This brings the total raised via the Kiltwalk in 2018 to £4.5 million by over 20,000 walkers who took part in the four events.
Today’s event, which finished with a party at the home of Scottish Rugby, BT Murrayfield, was the last of this year’s four Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalks, and Edinburgh’s biggest ever. More than 1,150 Scottish charities will benefit from the funds raised.
Once again, Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation will add 40% to everything raised by the walkers. For every £1 raised, £1.40 goes to the charity they choose.
Sir Tom Hunter, founder of The Hunter Foundation and backer of the Kiltwalk, said: “This is the most efficient fundraising platform out there. Before this event, I challenged the people of Edinburgh to put on their tartan and make a real difference to people’s lives. I’m pleased to say they did just that.
“The Kiltwalk gets bigger every single year without losing the incredible spirit that makes the event so special.
“I meet so many inspiring people at each event and I would like to thank every single one of them for their incredible efforts this year. The Kiltwalk team are already hard at work, planning for next year. I truly believe this can be Scotland’s biggest mass participation event.”
And here is the Rt Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh crossing the finish line…
— Kiltwalk (@thekiltwalk) September 16, 2018