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World Cup hero in Kiltwalk call


Scotland skipper Rachel Corsie has urged members of the public to don kilts for a charity challenge

A Scotland World Cup hero has urged Edinburgh residents to take part in a charity challenge.

Captain of the Scottish women’s football team, Rachel Corsie, has urged members of the public to swap their football kits for kilts ahead of the upcoming Royal Bank of Scotland Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

The defender, who led her national team to its first World Cup finals this summer in France, filmed a message of support ahead of the event on 15 September.

Corsie said: “Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the Kiltwalk so far this year. Great job! There’s one last event left in Edinburgh on 15 September - please sign up and raise money for a charity of your choice.

“Very generously The Hunter Foundation has agreed to increase whatever you raise by 40%. Get out there, encourage each other, support, donate, walk – do it all!”

Susanne Morrison, head of marketing at the Kiltwalk, said: “Rachel, along with the whole Scotland team, were an inspiration over the summer with their performance during the World Cup, and it’s great to see her getting behind the Kiltwalk and showing her support.

“The 2019 Kiltwalk is on track to be bigger and more successful than ever before, and with your help we can surpass the £1million raised for Scottish charities by walkers in Edinburgh last year.”

Kiltwalk has already seen more than 20,000 walkers participate in the Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee events earlier this year and is hoping to raise more than last year’s total of £5million for charities across the country, including the 40% boost from The Hunter Foundation.

The Edinburgh Kiltwalk is the final event this year, taking place on Sunday 15 September. The 24-mile Mighty Stride begins at Holyrood Park, before looping back to finish at the Kiltwalk village at BT Murrayfield. With the 14-mile Big Stroll and the five-mile Wee Wander, there is a walk for everyone.

You can sign up online now.



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