Marathon charity effort by Johnston Carmichael raises £4k

Johnston Carmichael’s Kiltwalk stint raises £4,100 for charity 

Staff and partners from Johnston Carmichael’s Edinburgh office have raised more than £4,100 for charity after taking part in the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, of which the firm is this year’s gold sponsor.
The team of 10 has helped to boost the coffers of Ronald McDonald House; The Brain Tumour Charity; It’s good 2 give, which helps people affected by cancer, and its own Edinburgh office charity partner, Pilton Youth and Children’s Project.
Left to right – Michelle Campbell, Gemma Spiers, Gavin Paterson, Ross Proudfoot, Andrew Shepherd, Sue Ayres, Alistair Black and John MacLean
Walkers could choose from the Mighty Stride (26 miles), which left from Murrayfield and took in Gypsy Brae before heading inland to Holyrood Park and the city centre; the Big Stroll (12 miles), which also started at Murrayfield; and the Wee Wander (five miles), starting at Gypsy Brae. Each walk finished at the Kiltwalk Village in Murrayfield.
Andrew Shepherd, Chairman and Partner in the Edinburgh office, who took part in the walk, said: “There were smiles all round in the Edinburgh office afterwards. 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’ve been urging our staff to raise as much as they could 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 took will help to transform lives.”
Paul Cooney, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, said: “We really value the contribution by Johnston Carmichael’s Edinburgh employees. It’s hugely rewarding to see how the company’s staff got behind the Kiltwalk as part of the gold sponsorship deal.”
This year, for every £1 raised, £1.40 will go to walkers’ chosen charities. This comes after Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation generously pledged that 140% of all fundraising at the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk events will go to charity.
For the first time ever, this year the Kiltwalk was open to all charities, enabling walkers to raise money for any cause close to their hearts.
Funds raised by the Kiltwalk since it began in 2011 could reach £5 million.
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