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New sponsors set to make Kiltwalk a huge success

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Kiltwalk’s latest sponsors are looking forward to helping raise money for Scottish children’s charities.

Accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael was this week announced as gold level sponsors for the Speyside walk, which takes place on 14 August.

Its sponsorship will go towards the event's running costs, while a number of employees are also set to take part.

Kiltwalk said more than £500,000 has already been raised this year by walkers in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Paul Cooney, the charity’s chief executive, said: “All of the team at Johnston Carmichael have been excellent partners and they will really help us raise the profile of the Moray Speyside event. The walk will be beautiful and I am sure all of their employees, as well as everyone else who takes part, will have an incredible day.

“As with all four of our events this year, the Moray Speyside Kiltwalk will allow charities, large or small, to raise much-needed funds for the children in Scotland who need it most.

“100% of the money raised will go to the children’s charities of each individual walker’s choice. This would not be possible without the generosity of companies like Johnston Carmichael.”

The Kiltwalk is an event which really helps to bring people together for an amazing cause

Sandy Manson, Johnston Carmichael’s chief executive, said: “The money raised already this year for Scotland’s children’s charities has been outstanding. We are delighted to be in a position where we can help further boost that total.

“The enthusiasm of the Johnston Carmichael team to take part in the event and the vigour with which they are already attacking the challenge to fundraise has been fantastic.

“The Kiltwalk is an event which really helps to bring people together for an amazing cause, that’s why we are proud to be associated with it. “

More than 10,000 walkers will raise money for charity in this year’s four Kiltwalks.

Participants can choose from three routes - the six mile Wee Wander, the 13 mile Big Stroll or the 26 mile Mighty Stride.

The fourth and final walk of the year will take place in Edinburgh on 18 September.