Kitwalk reduces entry fee ‘ in recognition of soaring inflation'

Organisers of the Kiltwalk fundraising event in cities across Scotland have cut the entry fee for participants “in recognition of soaring inflation rates”.

Instead of paying £32 those taking part will pay £20.

The move has been announced as the event’s philanthropist backer Sir Tom Hunter revealed that this year’s event raised £8m, including £5.4m from walkers and £2.6m from his Hunter Foundation.

More than 1,300 charities in Scotland benefitted and around 5,000 participants took part in the first Kiltwalk fundraising event to take place in Edinburgh since the Covid 2019 pandemic.

To support the reduced entry fee the Hunter Foundation will underwrite any losses. This is instead of the funder topping up the amount raised by walkers.

“We know things are tough because of the cost-of-living crisis so we got together with the Kiltwalk team and looked at how we can support you better, taking the decision to cut the price from £32 to £20,” said Hunter.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sir Tom and The Hunter Foundation for their generosity over the years and their continued support of the Kiltwalk. I’d also like to thank all our sponsors for getting behind us and making Kiltwalk such a force for good,” added Kiltwalk Chief Executive Paul Cooney.

“We hope the reduced entry fee will encourage even more heroes than ever to stride out for the charities of their choice at a time when charities really need our help.”

The 2023 Kiltwalk takes place in Glasgow on April 30, Aberdeen on June 4, St Andrews to Dundee on August 20 and Edinburgh on September 17.

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