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Volunteers put their best foot forward to raise funds

 

More than 30 first aiders and staff from St Andrew’s First Aid took on the Kiltwalk

A group of volunteers took up the challenge of the recent Kiltwalk around iconic Glasgow landmarks and stadiums to help raise money for charity.

More than 30 first aiders and staff from St Andrew’s First Aid, Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity, took to the streets of Glasgow to walk the 14 miles and raise close to £6,000 (£5,929) for the charity – significantly exceeding their goal of £3500.

The funds raised through the generous donations will help the charity to continue delivering its programmes of free, community based life - saving first aid talks and demonstrations, as well as much needed equipment.

Four teams set out to reach different locations around the city including St Andrew’s First Aid’s HQ, Firhill stadium, Ibrox, Hampden and Celtic Park, where prior to the pandemic, they would be seen doing first aid duties at football fixtures. They also took part in some fun challenges along the way such as winning points for selfies and answering trivia about the stadiums.

Paddy Creaney, a volunteer from Dennistoun company who participated in the Kiltwalk, said: “It was a fantastic experience doing the Kiltwalk this year, we had amazing weather, and every one of us was delighted to be back together and raising money for St Andrew’s First Aid. Beating our target made the whole experience even better.”

Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, said: “On behalf of the charity, I am very grateful to all our volunteers who took part in the Kiltwalk at the weekend to raise money. Their efforts will help us push forward with our commitment to bringing first aid training into communities and make Scotland a nation of life-savers.”

 

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