Safe Havens Attend The Kiltwalk Platform Event
On Monday Safe Havens attended the Kiltwalk Platform event, an informative event held for the charities taking part in this year’s Kiltwalk. The Safe Havens team are looking forward to taking part in this charity walk in April in order to raise funds for the charity and improve the lives of people living in our local communities.
“The Kiltwalk is a charity walk event that takes place in Scotland, where participants walk different distances (3-25 miles) while wearing kilts. It is a unique way to support a good cause, bring communities together and experience the beauty of Scotland. The funds raised by the participants go towards their chosen charities, making a positive impact on the lives of those in need. The Kiltwalk is an enjoyable and meaningful experience that combines fitness and philanthropy.”
The Kiltwalk platform event is held by the organizers of the Kiltwalk with the goal of informing and educating the individual charities taking part in the event. Some areas that were covered were; Sign up process, fundraising advice, how to maximise fundraising, the gift-aid process, marketing, community engagement and an in-depth insight into the Official Kiltwalk App and how to utilize it for your charity.
Safe Havens Platform Event Experience
The Safe Havens team arrived to the event bright and early at 10am. There was a great buzz and atmosphere from the onset. The attending charities were full of energy and enthusiasm. The morning started with an up-on-your-feet styled warm-up with music pumping and foam fingers in the air. The team had the pleasure of listening to a few speakers who shared their experience and insights.Paul Cooney, the CEO of Kiltwalk, gave an update on the event and Sir Tom Hunter of The Hunter Foundation shared the backstory of the Kiltwalk and how his foundation became involved. He emphasized his passion for the vent and highlighted the foundations biggest achievement, which is also its most successful charity. Sir Toms quote “People don’t need a handout, they need a hand up.” was a powerful reminder of the importance og empowering others. Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive and Group Managing Director of Arnold Clark, shared his company’s amazing pledge to the Kiltwalk this year, including two chances to win up to £30,000 to spend on any care or van from Arnold Clark. We were also honored to hear from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital, which is one of the biggest supported charities of the Kiltwalk, attracting hundreds of walkers every year. They shared tips on how to maximise your marketing reach and fundraising efforts. These insights and experiences from the speakers further emphasize the significance of the Kiltwalk and its impact on the community.