Johnston Carmichael Fraserburgh staff join Kiltwalk team to raise £7500
Staff from Fraserburgh joined Johnston Carmichael colleagues from offices across the country to take part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk, raising £7,500 for Scottish charities.
A group of over 60 staff from the accountancy and business advisory firm’s Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Forfar, Inverurie and Fraserburgh offices signed up for the event – and passed a virtual baton as they covered the distance from Inverness to Glasgow.
This year, Kiltwalkers were encouraged to don a bit of tartan and complete any socially distanced challenge they wished, allowing causes across Scotland impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to benefit from fundraising.
Staff from Johnston Carmichael, which is a gold sponsor of the event, formed relay groups across their offices.
The teams used app Virtual Baton which notified individuals when it was their turn to walk and contribute to the firm’s total distance.
In addition to the relay activities, Jenn Stewart, head of the firm’s Dundee office, dribbled a ball 13 miles from Dundee to St Andrews to raise money for Street Soccer Scotland as part of the event.
And Business Advisory Partner at Johnston Carmichael, Niall Farquharson, completed his fourth Kiltwalk at the weekend, this year walking in memory of his good friend Duncan Skinner, and raising funds for Glenelg Mountain Rescue Team.
He said: “Like many other businesses, our staff have been unable to take part in companywide activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"This year’s Kiltwalk has allowed us to connect with other offices and complete the challenge together, even though we’ve all been walking in different parts of the country.
“Supporting the communities in which we’re based means a great deal to us. The Johnston Carmichael team are always keen to take part in the Kiltwalk and I’m especially proud of the efforts this year, particularly because of the exceptional times we find ourselves living. With the incredible support from The Hunter Foundation, the Kiltwalk is a great way to raise money for organisations looking to help those in need.”
Thanks to backing from Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, an extra 50p will be added to every £1 raised by every walker.