The Haven, a registered charity which provides support to people affected by a range of life limiting illness and to their family members and carers and supports people across the whole of North and South Lanarkshire through its centres in Blantyre, Wishaw and Forth, is aiming to take their biggest team ever to the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise vital funds in order to sustain their support and services in the local Clydesdale community.
Raising funds to support families facing the challenges of living with life limiting illness or bereavement, people from all over Lanarkshire will be walking in aid of The Haven at one of Scotland’s highest profile charity events, the Kiltwalk, in Edinburgh which is taking place on Sunday 15th September.
Fundraising events like the Kiltwalk are vital to helping The Haven sustain their programme of support which is designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their illness in a calming non-clinical environment.
Karen Boyd, Community Engagement Co-ordinator at The Haven said: “The Kiltwalk is a hugely important event in The Haven’s fundraising calendar and we hope that with the help of our local community we can continue to make 2019 our most successful year to date. We have already had a team of 115 walkers take part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk raising well over £40,000 so far, with donations still coming in, and we hope to do the same at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk.
“With three walk options – The Wee Wander (5 miles), The Big Stroll (15.5 miles) and The Mighty Stride (24 miles) – you can make it a fun day out for all the family or if you are looking to challenge yourself you can do so, there really is something for everyone!
“We really encourage anyone who is interested in taking part to get involved and support The Haven and help families in our local Clydesdale community.”
You can make a difference by joining Team Haven today or by sponsoring Team Haven. Your money will go directly to supporting families affected by life limiting illness in this local community.
If you choose to do the Kiltwalk in aid of The Haven they will pay half of your registration fee, if you commit to raising £100, as well as offering free transport to and from the event from one of their three Haven centres. Every single person who walks in the Kiltwalk can also be in with a chance of winning a car which has been donated by Arnold Clark.
About The Haven
- The Haven provides support to people affected by a range of life limiting illnesses and to their family members and carers
- The Haven offers a programme of support designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their illness
- Support is provided for people at all stages of their illness from the point of diagnosis onwards and is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual
- Support is offered to people of all ages and to all the family members and carers
- The Haven programme is provided by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists and volunteers who work closely together to ensure the highest standard of care
- The Haven operates a drop in centre with no need for medical referral and all services are provided free of charge
- The Haven is a place of emotional and spiritual calm: a healing sanctuary for the body, mind and soul
- The Haven aims to support the quality of life of its clients, supporting them to live life positively and with hope