One of Scotland’s most important charities helping to support children and young people with cancer is calling on people in Moray to grasp the spirit of the Commonwealth Games.
As the games in Glasgow draw to a close few Scots have been left untouched by the magnificent achievements – not only from Scotland’s record-breaking athletes, but from the manner in which everyone from the borders to the northern islands has celebrated what are being praised as the best games ever.
Now organisers at CLIC Sargent is asking people in Moray to stop forward for a purely Scottish event – the Speyside Kiltwalk to be held on September 14.
“You don’t need to be a Commonwealth athlete to take part in the Kiltwalk,” a spokesman for the charity told insideMoray, adding: “You just need to be someone who wants to make a difference and help us add to the millions of pounds people have already raised for CLIC Sargent over the years.
“CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.
“We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
“We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.”
The Kiltwalk is a uniquely Scottish event that was born from the desire of members of the Tartan Army to turn their fantastic support Scotland’s international football team into something that would be a direct benefit for Scottish charities.
From its birth at Hampden Park it has spread throughout the country with people tackling walks of between 5 and 26 miles. The Speyside Kiltwalk last year raised an incredible £150,000 – and in 2014 it is hoped that the walk from Buckie to Aberlour surpasses that effort.
Anyone who wishes to find out more about CLIC Sargent’s Kiltwalk 2014 efforts is asked to call Chris McColgan on 0141 572 5717 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the charity’s efforts at the Speyside Kiltwalk can also be found online.