Johnston Carmichael sponsors Kiltwalk

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

30 March 2017

Johnston Carmichael has been confirmed as gold sponsor for this year’s charity Kiltwalk.

The chartered accountancy and business advisory firm will sponsor the walks taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee, between April and September this year.

Staff from the firm’s 11 offices across Scotland will show their support by getting their kilts on and raising money for local and national charities.

Sandy Manson CA, CEO of Johnston Carmichael and Deputy President of ICAS, said: “We are extremely proud of our association with Kiltwalk, which brings people together all over Scotland to raise funds for some amazing causes.

“As a business, we are committed to contributing to and supporting the communities in which we live and work, so we’ll be urging our staff to lace up their hiking boots and raise as much as they can for each event. With almost 700 staff and partners in our business, we can really make a difference and it is truly rewarding to know that every step we take will help to transform lives.”

800,000 people took part in last year’s Kiltwalk raising almost £900,000, with more than £3.5 million raised since 2011. This year the event will be open to all charities for the first time, enabling walkers to raise money for any cause close to their hearts.

Paul Cooney, the Kiltwalk CEO said: “We are grateful for Johnston Carmichael’s outstanding support. Their sponsorship gives us a massive boost for all four Kiltwalk events this year helping to fulfil our ambition of becoming the world’s largest mass participation event. We couldn’t do this without the help of businesses like Johnston Carmichael.”

For every £1 raised from this year’s walks, £1.10 will go to walkers’ chosen charities, thanks to a pledge by The Hunter Foundation that 110% of all fundraising at the four events will go to charity.

The dates for The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk 2017, are Glasgow (April 30), Aberdeen (June 4), Dundee (August 20) and Edinburgh (September 17).

Walkers will be given the choice of taking part in either the Mighty Stride (26 miles), the Big Stroll (13 miles) or the Wee Wander (6 miles).


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