Accountants raise over £1800 for charity

Niall Farquharson

Niall Farquharson

Business Advisory Partner

13 June 2018

    A team of accountants from Johnston Carmichael have raised £1,836 for charity after taking part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk.

    This year, the 13-strong group, along with friends and family and 2,200 other hardy walkers, marched for a variety of charities including Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, the British Heart Foundation and Maggie’s.

    The team included six walkers from the firm’s Aberdeen office, four from Inverurie, two from Edinburgh and one from Glasgow. The participants from Scotland’s capital and biggest city are taking part as a commitment to completing all four Kiltwalks, covering 300 miles between them.

    Each Aberdeen Kiltwalker took on one of two different distances, the 14.1-mile Big Stroll, and the Mighty Stride, a marathon-distance of 26 miles.

    Niall Farquharson, managing partner of Johnston Carmichael’s Aberdeen office who took part in the Mighty Stride last year, said: “I am so pleased to see how well our Aberdeen Kiltwalkers did after taking on such a big challenge, and I’d like to offer huge congratulations to them all.

    “The Kiltwalk is such a fantastic cause and it’s great to see so many people from Johnston Carmichael take part each year and raise funds for some amazing charities that are close to their hearts.”

    Amongst some of the charities supported through the event, the team raised over £580 for the Rubislaw Ward at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, £385 for UCAN Grampian, £245 for Maggie’s Aberdeen and £135 for Jade’s Hearties.

    Next up is the St Andrews to Dundee Kiltwalk on 19 August and, finally, Edinburgh on 16 September. Each walk has three distances to choose from to suit people of all ages and abilities. Niall added,