We are delighted to announce that we are now the official fundraising partner for one of Scotland’s fastest growing charities, The KiltWalk. The official announcement was made at Virgin Money’s Edinburgh Lounge in St Andrew Square last night.
Carey McEvoy, who is the founder and CEO of The KiltWalk, said “At a time when every pound is important both to charities and to the people who make the donations, we are delighted to be teaming up with Virgin Money Giving. Its not-for profit business model means a low two per cent commission compared to five per cent with other some online fundraising platforms. This difference equates to potentially £120,000-a-year to The KiltWalk and our partner charities.“
Carey McEvoy founded The KiltWalk in 2011 to help Scottish children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who suffer from life-threatening illnesses to get the care and attention they deserve. The charity does this by organising sponsored walking events to raise money to support a range of Scottish children’s charities.
Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving, Jo Barnett, said “We are privileged The KiltWalk has partnered with us at Virgin Money Giving and we look forward to helping the events to raise more vital funds in 2014 and beyond.”
Carey added “Virgin is a brand that we will be proud to work alongside.“