The Final Leg of the Kilt Walk

The Final Leg of the Kilt Walk

12 September 2019 kangarooselfstorage

This Sunday, 15th September, members of our team will become The Smart Kangas for one last time this year. Their aim? To tackle the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, and complete three of the four 2019 kiltwalks.

The team is taking part in ‘The Mighty Stride’ – the longest of three walks that make up #KiltwalkEdinburgh. Their 24 mile walk starts at 9:30am from Holyrood Park and proceeds through Newcraighall onto Fisherrow Links and then hugs the coast along Edinburgh’s Promenade, before turning inland to head towards the finish at BT Murrayfield.

Map of Route of Kilt Walk

Walking boots are well and truly broken in, kilts have been prepared, blister plasters are at the ready. The team has been training hard for this challenging walk and are determined to make it round in under 8 hours. But we need your support.

The aim of this walk is to raise funds for The Strathcarron Hospice, a charity providing end-of-life care for those with a life limiting illness or condition and support to their carers and family. They need to raise over £12,900 every day to keep their services running – please help us to help them.

Last year, Kangaroo Self Storage raised over £300 walking the Edinburgh Kiltwalk. This year the team’s goal is to raise more than £500 – but we cannot do it without you.  You can donate here to The Smart Kangas – every penny you give will go to Strathcarron and what’s more – thanks to the Hunter Foundation, your donation will be topped up by 40%. Please support us to raise funds for the hospice.

Chris and Fraser will be joined by Nicky and Guy on this ‘last leg’.  We wish them luck!

Scenes from Dundee – the start and on the Tay Bridge
Scenes from Dundee – the start and on the Tay Bridge

 

The Kilt Walk Progress

Fraser said; “Completing the Dundee and Aberdeen Kiltwalks have been extremely rewarding, especially knowing they are for such an important cause. Training has not been easy but we have enjoyed the challenge. Our team had a brilliant time walking together and it was lovely to have walkers from our sister company Smart Storage join us. When we crossed the finishing line at Dundee where our friends and family were waiting to meet us I felt very proud – if not desperate to collapse into bed as well!”

“We are more ready than ever for the final (very long) leg of our Kiltwalk journey – Edinburgh.”

At the finish line in Dundee, Fraser and Chris are met with smiles from Fraser’s son, Angus.
At the finish line in Dundee, Fraser and Chris are met with smiles from Fraser’s son, Angus.

 

Strathcarron Hospice

Strathcarron Hospice was chosen as our charity by the team in Edinburgh. One of their customers is a nurse with the hospice and her moving story led to the team to start fundraising.

The nurses at Strathcarron Hospice provide specialist palliative and expert end of life care for people living in the Central Belt of Scotland.  They care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart and kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.

The team at Strathcarron are active in the research and education of palliative care and help to shape the delivery of palliative care so those that need support benefit as much as possible.  To find out more about the work they do visit their website The Strathcarron Hospice.

#KiltwalkEdinburgh  #Hospiceheros

The hospice is a charity – and their services are free.  They provide their services when and where they are needed – be that in patients’ own homes, in hospitals and care homes and in their Denny hospice, near Falkirk.

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