MORAY AND SPEYSIDE participants in the forthcoming Speyside Kiltwalk are guaranteed a top-class event thanks to backing from local firm Johnston Carmichael.
The Elgin-based Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers have been unveiled as ‘gold level’ sponsors for the charity walk on August 14.
Moray Speyside are hosting the third Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk this year – with previous events in Glasgow and Aberdeen already assuring that over half a million pounds have been issued to Scottish charities.
By the time the year is out it is expected that over 10,000 people will have taken part in a Kiltwalk – which exists to help vulnerable children, with every penny of the funds donated going to children’s charities throughout Scotland.
Johnston Carmichael, with offices in Elgin and Inverness among their 11 offices across Scotland, will not only donate to help the smooth running of the event but a large number of employees will also take part.
Paul Cooney, the Kiltwalk CEO said: “All of the team at Johnston Carmichael have been excellent partners and they will really help us raise the profile of the Moray Speyside event. The walk will be beautiful and I am sure all of their employees, as well as everyone else who takes part, will have an incredible day.
“As with all four of our events this year, the Moray Speyside Kiltwalk will allow charities, large or small, to raise much-needed funds for the children in Scotland who need it most.
“100% of the money raised will go to the children’s charities of each individual walker’s choice. This would not be possible without the generosity of companies like Johnston Carmichael.”
Sandy Manson, CEO of Johnston Carmichael, is a huge supporter of the event. He said: “The money raised already this year for Scotland’s children’s charities has been outstanding. We are delighted to be in a position where we can help further boost that total.
“The enthusiasm of the Johnston Carmichael team to take part in the event and the vigour with which they are already attacking the challenge to fundraise has been fantastic.
“The Kiltwalk is an event which really helps to bring people together for an amazing cause, that’s why we are proud to be associated with it.”
There are three distances to choose from, the six-mile ‘Wee Wander’, the 13-mile ‘Big Stroll’ and the 26-mile ‘Mighty Stride’.
There’s still time to sign up for the Edinburgh and Speyside events at www.thekiltwalk.co.uk