Explore Learning get their kilts on for charity walk

April 26, 2016

Our impressive Explore team have raised over £3,000 for Children’s Hospice Associated Scotland (CHAS) by walking 26 miles – in kilts!

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The 16 team members walked the mighty distance of 26 miles from Glasgow to Loch Lomand as part of Kiltwalk on 24 April.

Kiltwalk, sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, is a unique charity event which raises money for children’s charities across Scotland, with events taking place in four areas and at varying distances, so everyone can take part.

The Explore team, clad in the finest tartan kilts, set off from Hampden Park and strode through the South Side into Glasgow Green. After stopping by the city centre, they continued their walk through West Dunbartonshire to the finish line on the banks of Loch Lomond at Balloch. We hope it wasn’t too breezy!

The team set themselves a target of raising £3,000 for CHAS and have already surpassed this!

Lise McCaffery, Curriculum Manager at Explore Learning who took part in the epic walk says: “It was an absolute privilege to fundraise for CHAS doing the Kiltwalk. The work they do with families of very sick children genuinely inspired us the whole way along and made us forget about the blisters…for a while, least! We even walked by the house of and met a volunteer from one of their hospices, Robin House, who took a photo of us in our t-shirts. It was a great day!”

Our Scottish centres regularly support CHAS with fundraising events, and were delighted to take part in Kiltwalk for the second year in a row! CHAS provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. They offer two children’s hospices which can care for the whole family. CHAS also run a homecare service called ‘CHAS at Home’ which helps families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. CHAS currently support over 380 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. For more information on CHAS visit http://chas.org.uk.

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