At the beginning of May we reported that a group of PHA staff took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk 2018, walking fifteen miles from Clydebank to Balloch to raise money for charity. The group, made up of eleven members of staff, called themselves Calum’s Cheeky Chicks in tribute to the charity they were raising money for; Calums Cabin.
Calums Cabin offers a holiday retreat on the Isle of Bute for children suffering from cancer. It is a space for children to visit with their families, to spend quality time together and allow some respite.
We’re delighted to share the news that all donations have now been collected and the total raised was £2,360. Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, who underwrite The Kiltwalk, all charities taking part in Kiltwalk 2018 receive an additional 40% fundraising boost – taking the grand total to £3,304.
Caroline Speirs from Calum’s Cabin said, “On behalf of Calums Cabin I would like to thank you so much for taking part in the Kiltwalk again this year. It means so much to us and all our visiting families. What a huge amount of money to have raised – thank you, and what a difference it will make to all our families who have a child suffering from cancer or a cancer related disease.
The funds will help five families – who have a child suffering from cancer or a cancer related disease – to come to Bute to spend quality family time together, making special irreplaceable memories and recharging their batteries for what may lie ahead. This includes ferry fare across to the island, welcome food hamper on arrival, £100 spending money, activities on the island, all laundry and cleaning as well as utilities and all full insurances”.
Georgina Kent, Operations Director at PHA took part in the Kiltwalk and said, “PHA encourage staff to volunteer and support charities and I am particularly proud of this staff group for their efforts to take on this challenge and raise so much for Calums Cabin. The sun shone and a fun time was had by all involved”.
Well done to everyone who took part on the day.
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