OVER 30 young people and staff from Kibble have joined 7,000 others to take part in this year’s Kiltwalk. The motivated ramblers donned kilts and fancy dress as they walked the 23 miles between Glasgow and Balloch early on Sunday morning.
The team’s efforts have been well rewarded after helping to raise thousands of pounds for Who Cares? Scotland, a charity that supports care experienced young people. Despite a few sore limbs and a couple of blisters, everyone successfully made it across the finish line at Moss O Balloch Park after 7 hours of walking.
The Kiltwalk is an annual charity walk where participants are encouraged to wear a kilt. Last year, Kiltwalk Glasgow raised over £1.3m for various good causes across Scotland.
Jim Gillespie, Chief Executive of Kibble Group, said:
“The young people have spent the previous couple of weeks fundraising to help others who have experience of care. It is inspirational to see how selfless the Kibble team has been in supporting and participating in this tough challenge.
“A few of them have been feeling the after effects of the walk, but I know they enjoyed the whole day.”
Gavin Sinclair, Fundraising and Partnership Manager at Who Cares? Scotland, said:
“We were delighted by the support shown by the young people and staff from Kibble who joined our Who Cares? Scotland Kiltwalk team in Glasgow. We have a vision of a lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people, which is something that surely resonates with Kibble.
“The money raised helps support our regular group work, weekend residentials throughout the year and our annual summer camp, which means so much to our care experienced family members. On behalf of everyone at Who cares? Scotland – thank you Kibble.”