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Ten Glasgow Kiltwalkers will receive a £200 boost

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We recently ran a competition with The Kiltwalk to give one fundraiser a £500 boost to their Virgin Money Giving page. The winner of this competition was Scott McCloy. A huge congratulations to Scott and good luck on 24 April.

Together with the Kiltwalk, we are sharing the love and giving 10 Glasgow Kiltwalkers the chance to win a £200 donation to their Virgin Money Giving pages. Every single donation you receive on your Glasgow Kiltwalk Virgin Money Giving page will count as an entry to our competition so the more donations you receive, the bigger your chance of winning.

The Kiltwalk raises funds for the most vulnerable children and families in Scotland. Kiltwalkers can pick whether to walk 6, 13 or 26 miles and can pick the charity that their funds go to – so “whether it’s your local playgroup or a well-known children’s charity, Kiltwalk is here to help“. There are four events in Scotland and – thanks to the way the Kiltwalk is set up – every single penny you raise goes to the cause you have selected.

If you have already registered for the Kiltwalk, make sure that you have a Virgin Money Giving Page set up with at least one donation on it. If you have not signed up for the Kiltwalk yet, select your chosen event and then get fundraising.

For this competition, you must be participating in the Glasgow event on the 24 April, however there are 3 more events this year:

See below for terms and conditions.

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The Kiltwalk: Win a £500 donation to your page

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The Kiltwalk is a fantastic charity event which raises funds for the most vulnerable children and families in Scotland. Kiltwalkers can pick whether to walk 6, 13 or 26 miles and can pick the charity that their funds go to – so “whether it’s your local playgroup or a well-known children’s charity, Kiltwalk is here to help“.

There are four events in Scotland and – thanks to the way the Kiltwalk is set up – every single penny you raise goes to the cause you have selected.

If you have already registered for the Kiltwalk, make sure that you have a Virgin Money Giving Page set up with at least one donation on it. If you have not signed up for the Kiltwalk yet, click on your chosen event below and then get fundraising.

To thank the projected 10,500 walkers this year, the Kiltwalk are offering a £500 donation to the Virgin Money Giving page of one amazing fundraiser. All you need to do is set up your fundraising page and receive at least one donation, and you could be in with a chance of winning this boost for your chosen charity.

‘Win a £500 donation to your fundraising page’ prize draw terms and conditions

  1. Entry to the “Kiltwalk Prize Draw” (“Prize Draw”) is open to all UK residents, aged 18 or over at the date of entry. Employees of Virgin Money, their immediate family or anyone directly connected to the Prize Draw or operation of the Prize Draw are not eligible. Entrants must have set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving for one of the 2016 Kiltwalk events, and have received at least one donation to their page within the prize draw period.
  2. The Prize Draw will open at 9am on 1 March 2016 and will close at midnight on 31 March 2016.
  3. All valid entries received within the entry period will be entered into a prize draw and one winning entry will be drawn independently and at random.
  4. The prize is a £500 donation to the winner’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page for one of the 2016 Kiltwalk events. No cash alternative will be offered.
  5. The winner agrees to allow the Promoter to confirm their name and county of residence to other entrants.
  6. The winner’s and county of residence name will be available upon request by sending a stamped addressed envelope to: Virgin Money Giving, Kiltwalk Prize Draw, 28 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1AF.
  7. Personal information provided by entrants will be used to administer the Prize Draw. The entrants may be asked but are not under an obligation to participate in non-paid publicity.
  8. Virgin Money Giving Limited is registered in England and Wales (company number 02733492) (“Promoter”). Registered at Jubilee House, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4PL.

#charitytuesday: The KiltWalk

Launch of Kiltwalk 2016 at Hampden Park Pictured Sir Tom Hunter with Kilties l to r Marion Robinson , Moira Burke , Christopher Quinn , Sir Tom Hunter , Izzy Conway , Lesley Sharp She had open heart surgery at Yorkhill hospital. Yorkhill are one of the charities involved in this years walk. For more details contact Gregor Hollerin 0781 3320162 at Big Partnership Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 www.martinshields.com FEE PAYABLE FOR REPRO USE NB -This image is not to be distributed without the prior consent of the copyright holder. in using this image you agree to abide by terms and conditions as stated in this caption. All monies payable to Martin Shields (PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THIS CAPTION) This image is intended for Editorial use (e.g. news). Any commercial or promotional use requires additional clearance. Copyright 2015 All rights protected. first use only.

This #charitytuesday, we’re delighted to bring you a guest blog from The KiltWalk.

Big Steps for Little People

“Something special’s happening in Scotland  – and Virgin Money Giving is part of it.  The philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter has laid down a challenge for the current generation to eradicate child poverty.  And fresh from hosting George Clooney at the UK’s biggest business dinner in Edinburgh, he went to the National Stadium at Hampden Park to launch what will become the nation’s biggest participation activity; the new Kiltwalk .

And thanks to the backing of The Hunter Foundation, every penny, every pound raised by the walkers will go to help children in Scotland who need it most.  Sadly one in five here are caught in the poverty trap and Kiltwalk’s aim in 2016 is to raise more than £1.5 million.

So, we need you to sign-up, raise funds and walk.   When you register, you will go straight to your own Virgin Money Giving page and sign-up for the walk of your choice – either the full 26 miles, 13 miles or the wee walk of around 6 miles. Each event is an amazing experience with our team of Kilties and family and friends encouraging you along the way.  And at the end, there’s a Scottish party with food, a refreshment  and great music to celebrate your achievement..

The 4  Kiltwalks – always on a Sunday – in 2016 are:

We look forward to seeing you there – all you have to do is register now at the Kiltwalk website and join the conversation on twitter and on our Facebook page.”

The KiltWalk 2015

kiltwalk final 3 We were delighted last year to announce that we became the official fundraising partner for one of Scotland’s fastest growing charities, The KiltWalkThe event continues to grow, with more people walking, more events taking place and more charities being helped. The KiltWalk was founded in 2011 to help Scottish children from disadvantaged backgrounds, or who suffer from life-threatening illnesses, get the care and attention they deserve.  The charity does this by organising sponsored walking events which raise money to support a huge range of Scottish children’s charities. There are 6 KiltWalks coming up in Scotland, of various length:

and there are even KiltWalks overseas – including the Kiltiemanjaro KiltTrek. The KiltWalk is a fun, family friendly, colourful event and a great way to help some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. To find out more about the events, or to set up a fundraising page, visit the events page on Virgin Money Giving.

The Edinburgh KiltWalk

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On Sunday 11 May, more than 2,000 people will walk distances ranging from 6 miles to 26 miles at the Edinburgh KiltWalk to raise funds for some of the most vulnerable children in the country.  Money raised via The KiltWalk goes to numerous Scottish children’s charities, including the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, CLIC SargentCash for Kids and CHILDREN 1ST and we spoke to two members of CHILDREN 1ST who are participating in The KiltWalk to tell us how important the event is.

Jodie Campbell, who is 22, is Regional Fundraiser for CHILDREN 1ST and is extremely enthusiastic about the charity and its partnership with The KiltWalk. “We’re thrilled that for the first time CHILDREN 1ST is a core partner in The KiltWalk and will receive a percentage of all sponsorship money. Every penny we raise stays in this country to be spent on helping every child have a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood.” Not only does Jodie work for CHILDREN 1ST, she’s also a KiltWalker. Jodie suffers from hypermobility Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS), a condition which causes nausea as well as joint, tummy and nerve pain. The condition jodiecauses joints to hyper-extend without the sufferer being aware, often resulting in muscle tearing or even dislocation.  Experts advise sufferers of EDS like Jodie to “avoid standing for long periods of time”, and yet Jodie walked 23 miles for charities like CHILDREN 1ST. You can add to Jodie’s fundraising via her Virgin Money Giving page.

CHILDREN 1ST, the working name for the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, provides 52 services including ParentLine Scotland, a confidential advice line for anyone caring for or concerned about a child that is open seven days a week, 365 days a year via telephone and email. Judith Staley, another KiltWalker, has volunteered for ParentLine Scotland for 9 years. She said, “As a volunteer, I know how much great work CHILDREN 1ST and all the other charities do to support children in Scotland. As CHILDREN 1ST is celebrating its 130th year, and Parentline Scotland its 15th, I thought it was fitting to get together a team of volunteers, friends and family to participate in this fantastic event“. You can support Judith’s “ParentLine Posse” via their Virgin Money Giving page.

Carey McEvoy, who founded the KiltWalk in 2011, told us “We’re very excited about returning to Edinburgh and Murrayfield Stadium. It’s a lovely route taking in the Forth river, Holyrood Park, Parliament and a lot of Edinburgh’s leafy walkways and got a lot of good reviews last year. We’ve passed the 2,000 walker mark this year which is great and hopefully will help us raise around £400,000 for causes.” Carey also told us that a local primary school, Cramond Primary School, will have about 100 people taking part in the Wee Walk from Cramond to Murrayfield to raise money for a new playground project called Our Place – all their sponsorship money will go to the KiltWalk who will then award them a grant of 75%, with the rest going to the partner charities.

Virgin Money Giving are proud to be the official fundraising partner of such a great event which changes the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the country. To donate to the event, sponsor one of the fundraisers or donate directly to the charity at their Virgin Money Giving page.

Win a weekend of fireworks and fun!

Edinburgh Fireworks

Two Scottish festivities that make people smile…Kiltwalk and the  Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

The Kiltwalk is a unique Scottish charity that works hard on bringing together some of the nations best-loved children’s charities. It hosts 5 Kiltwalks around Scotland that anyone can enter. You don’t even have to own a kilt, but it looks nice!

For all Kiltwalk participants that have a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page set up, with at least one donation by 14 March 2014 you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a VIP package to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert. This includes VIP tickets for a family of four to the Fireworks display, two nights stay in the Apex Edinburgh Hotel (including breakfast) and £100 towards dinner each night.

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Virgin Money Giving; Official Fundraising Partner of The KiltWalk

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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.

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