Kiltwalk is all in a day’s Work for Emma

Emma Workman is taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk again this year to raise funds for St Margaret of Scotland Hospice.

Emma, 24, from Bearsden, completed both the Glasgow and Aberdeen Kiltwalks last year – a total of 46 miles – collecting a fantastic sum for the Hospice.

Here, she tells us what it’s like to prepare for the event and what she’s looking forward to most about it.

Emma said: “I really enjoyed walking/training beforehand and the support from friends and family before, after and during the event was incredible.

“I’m looking forward to the atmosphere of the event although I’m a lot more excited for the burger once I’m finished! But I’m not looking forward to the muscle pain the days following the event, it’s quite difficult to move around.”

Like so many of our fundraisers, Emma’s connection to the Hospice is very personal.

She admits that preparing for such a long walk is difficult and that the “cold weather isn’t the most motivational” for training – but is determined to help other families who are in need through her fundraising efforts.

Emma said: “In late 2015 my Gran, Ethel MacAlister, was admitted to the Hospice for her final days. My Gran received loving care and dedication from everyone who came into contact with her and my family over these days.

“Myself and my family will forever be thankful for the time we were allowed to spend with my Gran here.”

Emma’s fundraising page is at glasgowkiltwalk2019.everydayhero.com/uk/emma-7

As an official charity partner of the Kiltwalk, any funds raised for the Hospice will be topped up by an ADDITIONAL 40% from the Hunter Foundation.

Why not go to www.thekiltwalk.co.uk to see for yourself?

During registration, when you are asked “Which charity are you fundraising for?” please select “Choose your own charity or cause” and type “St Margaret of Scotland Hospice” into the search bar.

Or, for more information, you can call us on 0141 435 7018.