Kiltwalk 2021 participants raise over £45,000 for Strathcarron Hospice

Strathcarron Hospice has expressed its gratitude to the “heroes” who helped to raise more than £45,000 for the service by taking part in The Kiltwalk.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12:37 pm

Fifty-five members of the public pledged to clock up the kilometres in aid of the Fankerton palliative care facility by hosting their own virtual event throughout April.

Staff and volunteers at the hospice, which last month celebrated its 40th anniversary, were thrilled with and deeply touched by the efforts of fundraisers.

A Facebook post read: “Team Strathcarron have smashed it once again.

Strathcarron Hospice staff were delighted to learn Kiltwalk 2021 participants had donated more than £45,000 to the facility. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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“Huge thanks and congratulations to everyone who took on their own Virtual Kiltwalk in April.

“Through sponsorship from friends, family, colleagues and with 50 per cent top up from The Hunter Foundation you've helped to raise a whopping £45,789.92 for your hospice.

“This can provide more than 1900 hours of specialist palliative nursing care to people living with, and dying from, a terminal illness. Thank you everyone, you really are #HospiceHeroes.”

Claire Kennedy, Strathcarron community fundraiser, said: “We are blown away by the support of our Kiltwalkers once again.

“At this time where mass participation events like The Kiltwalk are still unable to go ahead, it really means so much to us that people are thinking of Strathcarron and setting themselves their own challenge in aid of our work.

“The Kiltwalk is a wonderful way of fundraising with the Hunter Foundation topping up everyone's fundraising by 50 per cent, meaning their incredible support goes even further in helping us continue to provide specialist end-of-life care to people when and where they need us most.”

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