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Kiltwalk heroes recognised for outstanding contributions

Two volunteers have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to charity through Kiltwalk.

Kiltwalks are mass participation walking events that raise much-needed funds for Scottish charities and projects. Volunteers can walk to raise money for the cause of their choice, and all funds raised will be topped up by 50% thanks to the Hunter Foundation. Since 2016, Kiltwalk volunteers have raised a total of £19 million for Scottish causes.

Two volunteers have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to Kiltwalk with special banknotes from sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland. Each volunteer will also receive a £1,000 donation to their chosen charities, which are the British Heart Foundation and the Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health. The recipients Keith Jones and Lorraine Moore were chosen due to having gone above and beyond in their volunteering.

Keith became a volunteer in 2015 alongside his wife Annette, who sadly passed away last year. Keith returned to volunteer work this year as a driver for the Kiltwalk events.

As a Back Marker Kiltie, Lorraine covered another volunteer’s shift and walked a total of 16.5 miles at one event in September, keeping the walkers at the back of the walk company.

Kiltwalk CEO Paul Cooney commented:

We are really pleased that our headline sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland, is recognising the exceptional work that our amazing volunteer Kilties do. They are a massive part of the success of Kiltwalk, helping to inspire thousands of Kiltwalkers as they step-out all over Scotland. Keith and Lorraine both went above and beyond at Scotland’s Kiltwalk this year and are therefore very deserving winners of these special banknotes.

Registration for Kiltwalk 2022 is now open and is set to take place across five locations in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh as well as remotely for Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk. Find more information and sign up here.