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Lace up with team SSAFA for the Aberdeen Kiltwalk

 

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on Aberdeen residents to lace up their trainers, don their kilts and sign up to take part in the Kiltwalk on Sunday 3 June.

Participants can choose from a 23, 15 or 6 mile walk through Aberdeen to raise money for the SSAFA Aberdeen branch, who provide support to veterans and their families in the area.  From the funds raised the Hunter Foundation will add an extra 40%.

The Kiltwalk is open to all ages and abilities and is a great way to get friends and family together to fundraise for the charity.  Sign up by visiting www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

Across Scotland, SSAFA has 22 branches with some 300 trained caseworkers who support veterans and their families in the community.  By raising money for SSAFA Aberdeen branch through the Kiltwalk, you will help our caseworkers continue to provide practical, emotional and financial support to the Armed Forces community in need – wherever and whenever they need us.

David Black, Regional Fundraising Manager at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said:

“The Kiltwalk is a great experience for anyone who enjoys a challenge and wants to have fun whilst raising money for our Forces family.”

Distance info:

  • The Mighty Stride is approximately 26 miles for people looking for the ultimate Kiltwalk experience. Training is essential!
  • The Big Stroll approximately 13 miles – an intermediate challenge suitable for most fitness levels, ideal for a fun day out with a group of friends or colleagues.
  • The Wee Wander approximately 6 miles – Perfect for all the family or those unable to complete a bigger challenge.

To sign up, visit www.kiltwalk.co.uk.  If you have any questions about joining Team SSAFA or to request flyers please contact david.black@ssafa.org.uk or 07557268867.

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Notes to editors

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our staff and team of volunteers help more than 67,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts.

For more information visit www.ssafa.org.uk and follow us on Twitter: @SSAFA.

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