Walkers will be putting on their finest tartan for the Angus Kiltwalk on Sunday (September 29) which helps Scottish children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses to get the care they need.
The Angus Kiltwalk has three options - 26 miles from Montrose to Carnoustie, the 13 mile ‘half kilt’ from Ethie Barns Farm to Carnoustie and the 10km ‘wee walk’ around Carnoustie.
Welcoming the event, Nigel Don MSP said: “This is an extremely worthy cause with 250 already signed up for the full 26 miles. It will be great to see more local families attend even the shorter 10km wee walk round carnoustie”.
“All the proceeds are going to very valuable charities who put so much into helping sick kids so this is our opportunity to help then out with the bonus of spending some quality family time in beautiful Angus.”
The event is supported by the Sunday Post, Barr’s Irn Bru and Frankie and Benny’s who will be providing food. There will be live music from Gail Melville and Tay FM breakfast presenter Stewart Webster will compere at the finishing line.
Organisers hope to raise £50,000 on the day, which will be split between the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, CLIC Sargent, Aberlour Child Care Trust and the Tartan Army Children’s Charity. Several local charities, including DEBRA, and nurseries will also benefit after teams nominated them to receive 50 per cent of the money they raise.
Carey McEvoy, founder and CEO of the Kiltwalk said: “This is our final event of 2013 and one that we’ve all been looking forward to. It’s such a scenic coastal route and the event has been supported enthusiastically by the local community”