On Sunday 16 September, the Edinburgh Kiltwalk took place. The Kiltwalk is a series of sponsored walks across Scotland, backed by Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation, intended to make it easy and fun for individuals to raise funds for the charities they care about.
We were very lucky to have six members of our staff team take part and help us raise vital funds so we can provide more support and opportunities for our students.
Well done to everyone who took part and a huge thank you to everyone who walked to raise funds for Upmo.
Every penny raised goes towards making Upmo the best place it can be for our students and, thanks to The Hunter Foundation, an additional 40% of all funds raised by the people who walked for Upmo will be added to their totals.
The Kiltwalk was great fun but hard work, especially with the constantly changing weather but it was worth every minute of it. I set myself a target for time and trooped on through. I collected my dog Dixie half way for the last 12 miles and she was a great help in keeping the pace and getting me through the last few painful miles.
I'm glad to have smashed my target and I can't thank everyone enough who donated, much appreciated!
It was really hard! Feet were hurting for a few days afterwards. But really well organised, inspiring speech at the start from a young woman who was walking with terminal cancer. Really great people doing the walk, from friends pushing other friends the whole way around in wheelchairs, blind walkers and their guides and dogs and a lady dressed as a teapot. We didn’t let the wind and rain and blisters stop us!
Mine was wet and rather dreich, and the dog pulled me all the way round in an effort to get to the end (or home!) but we enjoyed it and hope to do the longer one next year. We did walk alongside Judy Murray for most of it, and my daughter was excited when Tosh (an apparent celebrity!) said ‘hello’ to her!