Johnston Carmichael goes for gold with charity sponsorship


Sandy Manson

Sandy Manson

Chief Executive

24 March 2017


    Johnston Carmichael has been confirmed as gold sponsor of this year’s Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee, delivering a welcome financial boost for the charity events.

    Johnston Carmichael has 11 offices across Scotland, including premises in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and in the Tayside area where the walks are taking place; and staff are being encouraged to don their tartan and raise money for local and national charities in the areas where they live and work.

    Sandy Manson, CEO of Johnston Carmichael, said: "We're extremely proud of our association with Kiltwalk - bringing people together to raise funds for amazing causes 

    “As a business, we are committed to contributing to and supporting the communities in which we live and work, so we’ll be urging our staff to lace up their hiking boots and raise as much as they can for each event. With almost 700 staff and partners in our business, we can really make a difference and it is truly rewarding to know that every step we take will help to transform lives.”

    This year, for every £1 raised, £1.10 will go to walkers’ chosen charities. This comes after Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation generously pledged that 110% of all fundraising at each of the four 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk events will go to charity.  

    For the first time ever, the Kiltwalk is open to all charities, enabling walkers to raise money for any cause close to their hearts. Last year, 8,000 people took part in the Kiltwalk and raised almost £900,000. 

    Paul Cooney, the Kiltwalk CEO said: “We welcome Johnston Carmichael’s support and their involvement will provide a welcome boost for all four Kiltwalk events helping to fulfil our ambition of becoming the world’s largest mass participation event. We couldn’t do this without vital support from businesses like Johnston Carmichael.”

    Kiltwalk has raised more than £3.5 million for Scottish charitable causes since 2011. The dates for The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk 2017, are Glasgow (April 30), Aberdeen (June 4), Dundee (August 20) and Edinburgh (September 17).

    Walkers can choose to walk the Mighty Stride (26 miles), the Big Stroll (13 miles) or the Wee Wander (6 miles) so people of all ages and abilities can take part.

    To sign up for any of the four Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee or Edinburgh simply visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk.