Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation benefits as team take part in this year's Kiltwalk

Les Hoey Kiltwalk -Credit:WSH]
Les Hoey Kiltwalk -Credit:WSH]

Thirty walkers took part in this year’s Kiltwalk on behalf of a Wishaw children’s charity.

The team representing the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation pounded the streets in Glasgow in a bid to raise cash for the charity, which helps children with life-limiting illnesses achieve their dreams.

Les was delighted so many people took part for his charity.

He said: “It was brilliant so many people came out to support us. We are thankful for every penny that we receive and all the money raised will help us continue the work we can do.

“It’s a tough old trek walking over 20 miles. You are out there for six or seven hours but it makes a difference when the weather is dry.

“It’s so much better for your morale rather than walking in the pouring rain and it’s just a better atmosphere.”

Last year’s Kiltwalk attracted a record number of Kiltwalkers who raised over £5.1 million for 1550 Scottish charities.

Les Hoey Kiltwalk -Credit:WSH]
Les Hoey Kiltwalk -Credit:WSH]

In 2023, 27,500 Kiltwalk heroes in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Edinburgh laced up their boots and hit the pavements to help those in need.

Over the last eight years, since the Hunter Foundation intervened to support Kiltwalk, Scotland’s favourite mass participation event has raised a staggering £42.5 million for 3300 Scottish charities.

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