Kiltwalk raises six-figure total


24th August 2017

Dundee's Kiltwalk is estimated to have raised an incredible £250,000 for charity.

Organisers thanked everyone who took part in the fundraising event, which was held on Sunday in glorious Tayside sunshine.

Walkers set off from the world famous Old Course in St Andrews to tackle the 25-mile Might Stride.

Big Stroll walkers started their 11-mile route from Tayport, while the final group set off from HMS Unicorn at Victoria Dock for the six-mile Wee Wander.

All three of the walks finished at the Kiltwalk Village at Monifieth beach.

Money raised will go towards dozens of charities.

A Kiltwalk spokeswoman said "There were about 2,000 people taking part, raising money for various charities.

"It will be a little while before the final figures are added up.

"However, we have estimated that about £250,000 will have been raised from the Kiltwalk between St Andrews and Monifieth."

The Kiltwalk initiative is backed by the Hunter Foundation, a charity established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter.

He tops tops up every pound raised with an additional 40p, bringing the Dundee total to £250,000.

Sir Tom - who was at the start of the walk in St Andrews and walked part of the route - described the atmosphere at the event as incredible.

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