Remarkable Amount Raised At The Kiltwalk

The Killie Community team of staff, volunteers and friends of the charity raised a remarkable £13,006 at this year’s Kiltwalk on Sunday 30th April.

The ‘Mighty Stride’ from Glasgow Green to Balloch, Loch Lomond saw 785,000 steps in total taken by the Killie Community team (and countless complaints about their sore feet).

The monies raised will go towards funding Community programmes such as Football Memories, providing Wellbeing Management courses at Rugby Park, and Football For All. Find out more about The Killie Community programmes here.

Marilyn Gordon started last year as a Weigh To Go participant.

Last month she completed 14.45 miles of the ‘Big Stroll’ of the Glasgow Kiltwalk:

“I’m just so proud of myself. The last 2 miles were a struggle as my emotions took over. I’m not ashamed to say I crossed the finish line in floods of tears and this lasted for a good 10 minutes.

This time last year I never would’ve believed that I’d cross the finish line of the Kiltwalk, but, I did it.

I’m so proud of myself and so thankful to all of my amazing supporters who donated to my JustGiving page. Thank you for believing in me.”

Jordan Allison, Head of Charity commented:

“We are always looking to welcome community participants from across Ayrshire and this funding will allow us to branch out further, directly benefitting and positively impacting communities that need this the most.”

Paul Di Giacamo, Head of Academy is also looking forward to organising trips away with the Kilmarnock FC Academy and create positive opportunities.

Di Giacomo said:

“My left hip and left knee are absolutely killing me after the Kiltwalk. That aside, I really enjoyed the day, walking 23 miles to support all of the Killie Community’s activities.”

The Killie Community would like to thank everyone who donated to them – they really appreciate it and can’t wait to put their money raised to good use.

View the full gallery from their Kiltwalk experience below.