The Kiltwalk has gone virtual for 2020, and we kicked off our Team MRT Virtual Kiltwalk Week in style on Monday 9th September, with our four Mighty Striders completing their 24 mile challenge! This weekend, even more Team MRT Kiltwalkers are joining in. In small, COVID-19 compliant teams, twelve Big Strollers are taking on the 15 mile challenge and are already smashing our fundraising goal!
Our Services Coordinator Susan, her husband Cameron, our Office Manager Shirley and our Fundraising Manager Debs were delighted to complete their 24 mile hike of the John Muir Way. They walked from Dunbar to our Centre here at West Fenton, getting our fundraising going with a bang! With over £7,500 raised, and The Kiltwalk’s funding partner, The Hunter Foundation
, continuing to commit their wonderful 50% bonus for all Kiltwalkers, this is a very welcome event at this difficult time for fundraising.
(L-R Debs, Susan, Cameron and Shirely)
On Saturday 12 September
Look out for our Volunteer Christine and husband Ken taking on their 15 mile Big Stroll, walking a circular route from Gullane, to Aberlady then back round the coast to North Berwick before heading home to Gullane again. Look out for them in their green Muirfield Riding Therapy t-shirts! Give them a wave if you spot them en route!
On Sunday 13 September
Good luck to our current Chairperson Michelle, and volunteers Alison, Daryl, Kathryn, Glynis, Helen and Louise who will be walking the John Muir Way from East Linton, to North Berwick and from there following to coast to finish at our Centre at West Fenton! Joining in from North Berwick Law will be our Founder Gill and her sister Pauline, who will pick up volunteer Nicky at Archerfield to also finish at West Fenton!
Although you can’t offer our Kiltwalkers encouragement in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can support them by sending a virtual wave on our social media, and by donating
and helping secure the future of our service
(L-R top row: Louise, Christine & Ken, Glynis. Middle row: Gill, Alison, Michelle. Bottom row: Helen, Kathryn, Daryl, Pauline, Nicky)
The coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of our service and cancellation of our fundraising events back in March. But we have worked hard to adapt safely so that, for now, we are able to offer therapy to some riders once again, which is great.
We are fully self-funded, so this event is particularly special as the Kiltwalk’s funding partner, the Hunter Foundation
, tops up every fundraiser’s total with an additional minimum of 50%!