Team Haven Kiltwalk success

Kilt Walk

More walkers than ever before proudly represented The Haven at the recent Glasgow Kiltwalk

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 set for a record breaking Kiltwalk fundraising year.

The Haven is delighted to announce that the Glasgow Kiltwalk 2019 is their biggest and most successful walk to date with members of Team Haven walking the miles for the charity and raising over £33,000 so far with donations still coming in.

Since The Haven took its first team to the Kiltwalk in 2016, they now have more walkers than ever before, more miles being completed and thanks to every single Team Haven member and the generosity of all who sponsored them, more money being raised. This will all go directly to helping local families who are facing the challenges of life limiting illness and bereavement.

Karen Boyd, Community Engagement Co-ordinator said: “Together 115 walkers walked 2252 miles which is equivalent to the distance from Forth to Moscow! This is an incredible achievement and everyone who took part should be so proud of themselves.

“We would like to thank every single member of Team Haven for taking part and proudly flying The Haven flag as well as everyone who supported them. Thank you for not only being part of The Haven’s history but being a part of our future!”

Team Haven member, Gordon Gemmell completed the Glasgow Kiltwalk and has now decided to do all three remaining Kiltwalks with his son: “This is my seventh Kiltwalk, and it is always a well run event and amazing day.

“You meet so many inspirational people who all help each other when you start to struggle. I would encourage anyone to do the Kiltwalk, and would say to those who proudly take on the challenge, when you are thinking about stopping, remember why you started!”

There is still time to show your support and sponsor Team Haven. You can do this by giving us a call on 01698 727505 or donate online through

To represent Team Haven at any of the remaining Kiltwalk events this year, Aberdeen, Dundee or Edinburgh, please contact The Haven Fundraising Team on 01698 727505, who can advise you on how to snap up 50% off your registration fee.

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