Team Gecko took part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday 18th September as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations.  The 26 miles of the Mighty Stride presented a considerable challenge for all; but the aches, pains and blisters have now been replaced with an enormous sense of pride and achievement.  We were also delighted to have the opportunity to be one of the corporate sponsors on the day.

Although the miles have now been covered and the challenge conquered, our fundraising efforts continue.  ‘Team Gecko’ have raised in the region of £3000 so far; and any further donations, large or small, would be so very much appreciated.  You can still sponsor us by clicking on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/gecko

With so many fundraising events taking place throughout the year, there is undeniably an increasing number of ‘asks’ for sponsorship.   100% of whatever we raise will be donated to the STV Children’s Appeal where it will be redistributed across hundreds of projects that help Scotland’s most vulnerable children throughout the country.

The Mighty Stride took us through our beautiful capital city, passing through Gypsy Brae, Granton Harbour and Victoria Park, crossing the cobbles of Leith and from there, Portobello’s lovely Promenade. We then headed back inland towards Arthur’s Seat and a glance at the Palace before hitting the home stretch to enjoy the final celebrations.

To quote the Kiltwalk website:

There are too many children on our doorstep in Scotland living with poverty and illness. For a country of our size and achievements, this simply shouldn’t be the case – but together we can make a difference. We won’t give up until every child receives the support they deserve.

Every year our walkers unite to raise funds and pay tribute to the many amazing and brave children who have touched their lives. Some walk to remember the courageous children who were taken too soon, some walk for the children who are fighting serious illness, and others walk to change lives of children in Scotland who are in most need of our help, whoever they may be.”

Taking part in this event gave us an unforgettable opportunity to support a very worthwhile cause, contributing to communities across the length and breadth of the country; whilst getting ourselves in shape for the next decade!