Kiltwalk charities set for a minimum 40% increase in funds

The charitable fundraising dinner hosted by the Hunter Foundation with President Barack Obama has raised £670,000 for Scottish charities.

Funds will be allocated as follows:

  • £570,000 will be shared with all charities who have or will participate in this year’s series of Kiltwalks – equivalent to a 30% uplift in funding. Two more walks are set to take place in Dundee and Edinburgh offering more opportunity for fundraisers to take part or increase their funds already raised.
  • In addition to the £570,000 the Hunter Foundation is topping up all funds raised by Kiltwalk charities by 10% hence they will see an overall uplift of 40% to all their funds
  • £100,000 will be allocated to charities chosen by Kevin Bridges, Annie Lennox and Sharleen Spiteri in lieu of performance fees and to charities where auction prizes were shared – these funds will benefit UNICEF, Maggie’s Centres, the Beatson Clinic, Clic Sargent and CHAS.

With some 400 charities – 75% children’s charities – having already walked in the Glasgow and Aberdeen Kiltwalks raising almost £1m* to date, funds raised are set to soar as Scottish charities reap the Obama dinner benefits as Sir Tom Hunter, founder of the Hunter Foundation explained;

“This is a fantastic opportunity for charities across Scotland to have a great day out at the Kiltwalk, raise much needed funds and get at least a 40% boost to their fundraising!

“Personally I’d like to thank everyone who helped raise these amazing funds by supporting the Obama dinner event – it clearly shows the spirit of Scotland; we care always for those most in need in our society and believe fundamentally in opportunity for all.”