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Any RBS employees

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For any RBS employees or if you know someone who works at RBS.

RBS are doing Do Good, Feel Good Challenges for their staff and they can support a charity at the same time. The employees can choose their own charity and we would love anyone to support It’s Good 2 Give.

Here are a few challenges coming up –

Event Date Location
Abseil Tuesday 18 June Falkirk Wheel
Kiltwalks Sunday 2 June Aberdeen
Kiltwalks Sunday 18 August Dundee
Kiltwalks Sunday 15 September Edinburgh

Kiltwalk 2016

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Four dates across Scotland for the Kiltwalk

We hope to see walkers on each walk raising funds for it’s good 2 give!

please do share with friends and family across Scotland and let’s get lots folk out walking for us.

All you need to do is register and then choose it’s good 2 give from the list of charities (if it’s not there do tell us!)

The dates for each event are

Glasgow 24 April 2016

Aberdeen 5 June 2016

Speyside 14 August 2016

Edinburgh 18 September 2016

the Kiltwalk website is http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/

 

Kiltwalk 2015 Thanks to our walkers

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To all our Kiltwalkers 2015 – we want to say a huge thank you – we received our first Grant this week and it was a very lovely £24,152.

More may come later in the year and that is a bonus we look forward to!

Meantime though, we extend our gratitude to you for walking and fundraising for It’s Good 2 Give!

And a special thanks to all the volunteers – both those who did cheering and chatting at our pitstop and to the entertainers who braved the elements to support us.

We couldn’t have done it without you.

 

 

 

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

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3 May – so you’d expect it to be warm and maybe sunny – that sounds fair doesn’t it?  Ha!  It was blooming perishing cold and chucked it down with rain till 5pm.

I was looking forward to spending some time at our pitstop at Holyrood Park and at the finish at Murrayfield but the weather put paid to that.  My fourth chemo session is next thursday and I am not doing anything that puts that at risk – I want it to go ahead so I am one step nearer my own finish line.  However, our team was large and very well organised by Shonagh and I would have just been an extra and actually at home I have been able to collate all the photos the volunteers took and put them on social media – they even did a couple of videos.

Time well spent after all.  (and I was warm)

Unlike the poor Kiltwalkers and our volunteers who were soaked and cold.  And yet what did I see most in the photos?   Smiles!

There were three walks you could take part in – 6miles, 13 miles or 26miles.  We had over 150 walkers walking for it’s good 2 give which is absolutely tremendous – and probably around 80 volunteers over several shifts and two locations. Because of my own cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Shonagh took over the management of our part in the Kiltwalk (no mean feat by the way as there were lots of KW issues to deal with a few months ago) and also the management of the volunteer rotas – What an incredible job she did and it is her I take my hat off to this afternoon and say a big thank you.  Did I also tell you she got a team of 26 together as well – to honour her little girl, Evie,  who died 2 years ago – Evie’s tartan and sparkles team – even dad Danny wore a tartan tutu – and rocked it.

We also had a team organised by Trustee Susie Bradley – another big team – doing all 26 miles.  She was very strict with her team and had them practicing at least once a month together.  Parent Ambassador, Mike McLean led another of our big teams – honouring his daughter, Millie who lost her fight with cancer last October.

Honestly our walkers are all amazing and inspiring folks and I am so glad to have their support.  I hope that tonight they are all resting and enjoying a relaxing evening – it was quite a day!

Can I say a few thanks here?

To Trustees Susan and Marlyn – managing the pitstop and the finish line for us,

To Shonagh again – a valued and wonderful member of team it’s good 2 give

Iain Waugh – top DJ and entertained the walkers from the pitstop tent

Michael the stiltwalker – looked amazing

the Bellydancers we had to cancel because it wasn’t safe to do bellydancing on such wet grass (they do it barefoot) and in such atrocious conditions – next time perhaps?

The RingTones choir

Carole Andrews – hope you aren’t too sore from all day massaging of our walkers!

and every walker and volunteer out there today to support us – thank you so so much.

Here are a few of the photos – I am sorry if we didn’t see you!

Pitlochry supporters

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We are spreading our wings now with support for the Ripple Retreat – something we will need to do more and more this year.

A lovely team of ladies from The Atholl Medical Centre in Pitlochry walked the Dundee Kiltwalk for us in 2014 and we received a cheque for £1140 last week from them.

Our grateful thanks to them all for taking on the 26 mile challenge – we really appreciate it!

Trustee Donald and his wife, Julie, met the ladies for the cheque handover and the very special little girl, Amber and her mum Karen. Amber was treated in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and she and her mum had nominated us.

 

 

Kiltwalk 2015 news

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When?  Sunday 3 May 2015

What?   Kiltwalk Edinburgh

  • A great incentive to get fit
  • training with friends is good therapy (put the world to rights as you walk!)
  • a goal for the whole family to get active (and spend valuable time together)

Please do get a team together or join our team – read full information on my earlier post here.

There are three walks so there really is something for everyone – 26 miles for the superkeen, 13 miles for likes of me and 6 miles for the wee walk.

This is going to be a great day out with lots of pitstops with food and entertainment provided.

Other ways to help –

we need entertainment at our pitstop – do you have a band/choir/magician/singer you can ask to donate an hour or two of their time to entertain the walkers as they take a breather on their walk at our pitstop.

Or can you volunteer a couple of hours to be a marshall/help at our pitstop/cheer our walkers on?

Then please do get in touch with us – we’d love to hear from you.

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Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015 – walk to help us create the Ripple Retreat

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We are well chuffed to be an official partner of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015

Date of Kiltwalk – 3 May 2015

What is the Kiltwalk, did I hear you ask?

The Edinburgh Kiltwalk is a 26 mile walk around our fair city (there are 13 mile and 6 mile wee walk options as well). As the name might suggest all participants are asked to wear a kilt (or tartan), creating one big tartan army!

Its a beautiful city route, taking in the village of Cramond, Portabello Esplanade, the leafy Sustrans cyclepath network and Holyrood Park

Registration just now is at the early bird price of £20 plus £1.50 fee until 31 December 2014 – after that it is still a very reasonable £25 plus £1.50 fee

You are then asked to raise £200

If you register a team of five or more people and select It’s Good 2 Give as your nominated charity you will ensure that It’s Good 2 Give is awarded a grant from the Kiltwalk of 50% of the funds raised.

If you register a team of twenty or more people and select It’s Good 2 Give as your nominated charity, you will ensure that It’s Good 2 Give is awarded a grant from the Kiltwalk of 75% of the funds raised.

The remainder of the funds you raise will be split between the Kiltwalk’s 6 charity partners – all wonderful Scottish children’s charities (we are one of them)

Edinburgh Kiltwalk is aiming to get 5,000 kiltwalkers walking through the streets of Edinburgh this year. It’s not a race so you can take your time, stop for a picnic, listen to the entertainment that we all have planned, or you can bash on.  What’s nice is it is up to you to set your own pace.

The funds raised will help us create our Ripple Retreat

If you don’t think you can get a team together but still want to do the Edinburgh Kiltwalk you can join Team It’s Good 2 Give   from the dropdown menu at registration. That way you can still ensure that 50% of the funds raised are awarded to It’s Good 2 Give by the Kiltwalk.  You will need this password – IGTGKiltwalk

it’s better if you can get a team together especially if you think you can get 20 people but even if it is just 5.

When you sign up –  You’ll  receive a kiltwalk registration pack, including a t-shirt and other goodies.

And. if the walk itself isn’t for you there are still plenty of opportunities you can get involved by volunteering as a Kiltie and helping out at the event.

We are very lucky to have our main volunteering team in place thanks to Julie Patience and her team at Scottish Widows.  We still need a few volunteers for our tent at the charity village at Murrayfield.  Please get in touch if you would like to apply to be one of our volunteers.  The noisier the better – we can’t wait to have you join us!

We also need entertainers – bands of any description, pipe bands, choirs, magicians even – we want to get a dozen to play for about 1hour each during the day – if you are up for helping us do that please get in touch – again we want noise, colour and fun for the walkers and volunteers.

 

How to Register a new Team

start here on the home page

Click Register (NOT Register a Team)

on this page click Register a New Team

to choose to support us use the drop down box – category and then click on It’s Good 2 Give

then follow the rest of the on the page instructions

That’s your team set up now.

Tell your team members the team name and password

For the rest of your team to sign up follow these instructions

start here on the home page

Click Register and follow the instructions and when you get to Team click on the dropdown list and choose your team (your team leader should have given you the name and password in advance)

 

Kiltwalk 2015 – charity partner

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The weather outside is mixed but still good for walking.

I used to be really fit and am not so much now.  So I pledge now to get fitter starting this week.

I am going to start a team of walkers and take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015. (it’s 3 May 2015)

Last night we got confirmation that we are one of the charity partners for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk which is just tremendous.

The goal now is to have 300 walkers taking part for It’s Good 2 Give.

Registration is open and early bird entry fees till end Oct are £20 plus £1.50 fee. You also have to pledge to raise £200 each.

Who’s in?

Get signing up now, folks.

Make no mistake – this is a challenge but one that can be easily achieved both in terms of fundraising and training.  Plenty of time to do both.

All money raised will go towards our Ripple Retreat.   And by the way, eating Ripple bars is not part of the training plan!