Five fearless Glenton staff members joined 10,000 other heroes to take part in the recent Glasgow Big Stride Kilt Walk, setting off from Glasgow Green and traipsing a gruelling twenty-three miles through the city. Lindsey McLaughlin, Hollie Curran, Lyn Bennett, Flora Thomas and Lola Omar all donned their kilts and best hiking boots to yomp past iconic sights such as the Finnieston Crane, the Hydro and the Riverside Museum, raising over £1000 for STV’s Children’s Appeal as they made their way to Moss O Balloch Park. Lindsey said, “It was an amazing day and we all completed the walk which is quite an achievement - although I don’t think my feet will ever recover!”
Glenton Holidays are proud supporters of the STV Children’s Appeal – a charity committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland. The money raised by the STV Children’s Appeal helps make a real difference to the lives of Scotland’s youngsters by providing practical help like food, warm clothes and training opportunities for employability as well as facilitating emotional support for those who need it most.
“I had a wonderful experience taking part in the Kiltwalk and doing it on behalf of such a worthwhile charity made it all the more special,” said Lyn. Although she did add with tongue firmly in cheek, “However, I can honestly say I felt like a broken woman by the time we crossed the finish line!”
In its first seven years the STV Children’s Appeal has raised £16.3 million, enabling hundreds of awards to projects across all areas of Scotland and providing much needed support to over 67,000 children. Every single penny raised by the STV Children’s Appeal stays in Scotland and 100% of donations are spent on the children who need it most, as all overheads are met by STV and The Hunter Foundation.