It’s one of those moments that you think at the time, “that’s a great idea”. So when I learned that Yorkhill Children’s Foundation (a sick children’s charity close to my heart) had become one of the beneficiaries of the Kiltwalk, I suddenly found myself signing up to walk 42 km. In April (Sunday 21st to be precise), in Scotland and yes in a kilt!
Worse still, it was not only my own legs I was volunteering to do this gruelling ten hour walk on the wild side, but those of my wife, my two sisters and my brother-in-law (together The Gammy Strollers). OK, so the walk from behind the goal of Scotland’s famous old football stadium to Loch Lomond may not be too far off the beaten track. But when I say wild, I hope it is just crazy enough to make you think about making a donation and helping the five of us achieve our fundraising target.
You might ask why this charity. Well a long time ago the doctors and nurses at Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children were fantastic to me during my numerous stays there. And it is not just Yorkhill that benefits, five other children’s charities (Aberlour, CHAS, CLIC Sargent, Sick Kids and TACC) are also beneficiaries, helping thousands of children each year. If you do feel like supporting this “great idea” you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities through our Virgin Money Giving webpage.
Finally as the sun sets on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, and lots of sore feet bathe in the cool water of the loch, we will take a few moments to thank everyone for their kind donations.