Appeal for Kiltwalkers to help people in world’s poorest communities

Feed the Minds is looking for big-hearted Scots to sign up for the Virtual Kiltwalk weekend.

Saturday, 29th August 2020, 7:30 am
A Feed the Minds team took part last year; now the charity is asking our readers to take part in the virtual event.

You could help to raise raise much needed funds to improve the lives of women and vulnerable people in the world’s poorest communities.

From September 11 to 13, the Kiltwalk is going virtual. Participants can go for a walk, cycle, jump on a trampoline or even a family scavenger hunt!

A dedicated Feed the Minds supporter, George Lind is even doing his own sponsored fish-a-thon so the world is literally your oyster!

All funds raised will receive a 50 per cent top up from The Hunter Foundation making every £1 you raise worth £1.50 to Feed the Minds.

In true Kiltwalk spirit, the event has been adapted so that anyone, anywhere can do anything to support Scottish charities in a fun way – just add a touch of tartan.

Feed the Minds helps people in the world’s poorest communities, bringing hope and lasting change through practical education.

The pandemic could not come at a worse time for people already affected by poverty, conflict and hunger.

Feed the Minds’ projects reaches women and vulnerable people who have been left behind; those who often missed out on school due to extreme poverty, conflict or discrimination.

Celia Maclean, the regional development co-ordinator in Scotland, said: “In the midst of a global pandemic, we need to remember we are part of a global community and continue to support people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

“We urgently need support to help women and vulnerable people in marginalised and poor rural communities to gain confidence, life-changing skills and a brighter future.

“It is amazing that the Kiltwalk has gone virtual over an entire weekend, making it so much more accessible to everyone and even easier to get involved and raise funds.”

To sign up, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk.