Lanarkshire locals to help paint the town tartan for cancer charity

Scores of Lanarkshire people are set to take part in the Kiltwalk this weekend to raise money for a leading cancer charity.

It will be the first live Kiltwalk event in Glasgow since 2019.

Over 300 ‘kilties’ are expected to fundraise for Beatson Cancer Charity on Sunday, April 24.

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It gives walkers a choice of the Mighty Stride (22.7 miles), the Big Stroll (14.37 miles) or the Wee Wander (3 miles).

Every penny raised will be topped up by 50 per cent thanks to the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation.

This has enabled Beatson Cancer Charity supporters to raise a fantastic £762,578 through the years of Kiltwalk activity.

Volunteer engagement officer Paul Sheerin gets into the Kiltwalk spirit

Around 2660 walkers have supported the charity through the Kiltwalk over the years. It has been seen more than 100 corporate partners take part in the walk – as well as 320 repeat walkers who have continued to support it.

Sarah Loggie, 28, of South Lanarkshire, is doing the Kiltwalk after her grandfather was successfully treated for cancer at the Beatsons.

Sarah told Lanarkshire Live: “Cancer affects so many people now, directly and indirectly.

“Having a local charity that is doing so much to increase chances of survival, improve quality of life for patients and provide much needed support is a blessing.

Sarah Loggie of South Lanarkshire is doing the Kiltwalk to say thank you for the care her grandfather received

“The Beatson was where my Grandpa was treated when diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to their first-class treatment of him, he is still with us, in his 80s, living life to the fullest. ”

Calum McNair from Beatson Cancer Charity told us: “We are so excited to be back at the first live Kiltwalk in Glasgow since 2019.

“We are grateful to everyone who participated in the virtual Kiltwalks during the pandemic, but we can’t wait to see everyone walking together again on Sunday.

The charity’s Alan Grenfell

“Thank you to everyone who is taking part in the event for our charity – it helps us to support patients and their families during their cancer journey.

“We will be at Pit Stop 1 at the Riverside Museum for ‘kilties’ to take a break and grab a snack – remember to come and say hi to us!”

Thousands have supported the Kiltwalk over the years

Find out more information or sign up to take part in the Kiltwalk for Beatson Cancer Charity here.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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