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Castle Water Kiltwalk 2024

On Sunday, a team of eighteen Castle Water employees from our office in Ayrshire took part in the Kiltwalk for the second year running, raising £1,600 in aid of Ayrshire Cancer Support.

Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event with over 145,000 people taking part since 2016. Kiltwalk events take place in cities across Scotland and has raised £42.5 million for 3,300 charities in 8 years. 

Ayrshire Cancer Support is Ayrshire’s leading cancer charity that provide practical help and emotional support to people affected by cancer. They offer a range of services including patient transport, counselling, complementary therapies, and a drop-in centre.

The cause is one close to the Castle Water team. Team organiser Megan Sutherland, Billing and Data Analytics Manager for Castle Water Scotland explained why the team chose to raise money for this charity, “We chose this charity is because our beloved Sales Manager, John McConnachie, passed away in December 2022 and Ayrshire Cancer Support supported him and his family through this time”.

The Glasgow Kiltwalk event is comprised of a 23-mile walk starting at Glasgow Green and finishing in the idyllic Balloch, Loch Lomond. It takes approximately eight hours to complete the full journey. This year’s Glasgow event saw over 14,000 people take part to fundraise for more than 800 charities.

The team took over Castle Water’s social media accounts on Sunday afternoon to share their Kiltwalk journey in real time, hoping to inspire both donations, and participation in future Kiltwalk events.

Last year, the team raised £2,790 for taking part in the 2023 Kiltwalk in Dundee.

There’s still time to donate. Your donation will fund Ayrshire Cancer Support’s work to help people living in the area with cancer, and their loved ones. Donations can be made to the Just Giving page. To those who have already donated, thank you for your generosity.