We are delighted to be one of more than 150 north-east charities to share a much-needed cash boost, thanks to the Aberdeen Kiltwalk.
The generous Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation surprised charities by announcing a 100% top up for funds raised following the deadline of Tuesday 6th May.
Susan Crighton, director of fundraising for Aberdeen-based children’s charity Charlie House, says, “Although our funds raised this year are considerably reduced, we are so grateful to have this financial boost a time when charities are finding it really difficult. Even though the Aberdeen Kiltwalk has been postponed, the North-east have continued to rally round and raise vital funds for charities such as Charlie House.”
Susan continues, “Since the COVID-19 lockdown and isolation began, Charlie House has seen an 80% increase in requests from the families we engage with. The unseen impact of this pandemic has meant a significant reduction in income and donations for charities across the UK. These vital funds, kindly topped up by 50% by Sir Tim Hunter, will support us to continue to offer online and phone support to local families, as well as creating pre-recorded information videos, on-line activities and resources, arranging the creation and delivery of on-going isolation packs including sensory toys, games, arts & crafts and pamper packs and the sourcing and delivery of disposable gloves and hand sanitiser. We have to continue to be able to offer this support and keep our charity functioning to ensure the families are supported now and in the future.”
To find out more about the Kiltwalk, how to take part and support Charlie House when the event is re-scheduled and safe to do so, please visit: http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/aberdeen