Thanks given to Hunter Foundation and Kiltwalkers08/07/20
Many people across the city took part in the annual Dundee Kiltwalk event last weekend, with the added twist of being virtual this year due to COVID-19.
The charity event takes place to raise money for local charitable organisations who serve the Dundee community.
This year, participants raised £300,000 for over 200 different charities in the local area.
Usually, the Hunter Foundation contributes a 50% top-up to the cause, however due to the impact COVID-19 has had on many communities, the Foundation has committed to 100% in matched funding this year.
Councillor Lynne Short, Equalities, Fairness & Older People spokesperson for Dundee City Council, said: “It is amazing that the Hunter Foundation has matched the fundraising efforts over the last weekend.
“£600,000 in charitable contributions will have a significantly positive impact on many people living in the area, during this tough time.
“I know I won’t be alone in thanking the generosity of Sir Tom and the Hunter Foundation in deciding to contribute so much this year.
“The hard work of the 1,100 registered walkers, dancers, cyclists, and everyone taking part has definitely paid off.”
The message of gratitude comes after the news that Dundee Kiltwalk announced the increase in fundraising contribution earlier today (Wednesday 8th July).
Kiltwalk founder and founder of The Hunter Foundation, Sir Tom Hunter, had said: “Thank you so much to you who took part, for coming out, for getting involved and raising money for the folks who need it most.”
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