Upmo Kiltwalk Spotlight | Aaron

How long have you worked at Upmo?
It’s been nearly four years now.

What motivated you to do the Kiltwalk?
At first, I thought of the challenge doing the whole 24 miles and that’s it’s something a bit out of my comfort zone. I see lots of different fundraising opportunities at Upmo but not being a particularly musical or arty person, I feel at least I can contribute to this and I can walk.


What is your favourite thing about working at Upmo?
I like this going over the progress reports with students and their families. It is the clearest representation of progress that students are making. I used to be a teacher and I reminds me of report card days!

Tell me something of interest about you?
I love travelling, I have a pretty global family with relations living all around the world, like Asia, Australia, Europe and America. I lived abroad myself for a year.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading and writing weird dystopian stories; I also play basketball and football. My Monday night basketball team has recruited some of Upmo’s newer members of staff too, which is a lot of fun.

How do you anticipate the walk will be?
I think there will be real sense of community and support! A few of my friends are joining me too!



If you would like to support Aaron’s fundraising efforts, you can do so through his Everyday Hero page here!