Team undertakes KiltWalk to raise funds for charity close to their hearts

The UK Paradigm Team at the Aberdeen KiltWalk

SOME OF the UK Paradigm team donned their kilts and hiking boots this weekend to participate in the fundraising event, KiltWalk in Aberdeen. The team is raising money supporting UNIQUE (Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group). A charity close to the team’s hearts, due to one of their colleagues, Fiona Rae’s daughter, Lucy, who is affected by a rare chromosome disorder. The ‘Lucy’s Friend’ campaign is designed to raise awareness and much-needed funds for this magnificent charity.

Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event with over 145,000 people taking part since 2016 and raising over £42.5M for 3,300 charities across Scotland in 8 years. The challenging 17.8-mile ‘Mighty Stride’ from Duthie Park to Bellfield Park had an estimated 5,260 participants this year, raising over £1million for 474 Scottish charities.

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Fiona Rae commented on the event: “I have been truly overwhelmed with the support and involvement from my colleagues with the ‘Lucy’s Friend’ campaign. The funds raised will hugely help UNIQUE, but also raise much-needed awareness. Every little bit helps make a big difference for those affected by rare chromosome disorders.”

Ryan Sangster, MD for Paradigm commented on the event: “It was humbling to see how many of the team wanted to get involved in the ‘Lucy’s Friend’ campaign, whether to support one of ‘our own’, Fiona and her family by physically taking part in the training/event, but also donating and raising awareness of UNIQUE, and learning what life is like supporting friends and family members with rare chromosome disorders. It’s been a great team bonding exercise, which is a huge bonus!”

In the words of the KiltWalk organisers, ‘Not all Heroes wear capes… some wear kilts!’
To learn more about UNIQUE or to donate to the ‘Lucy’s Friend’ campaign please visit:

Unique provides much-needed help and information to those caring for a family member with a rare chromosome or single gene disorder. These are lifelong conditions affecting at least 1 in 200 babies, causing disability and medical issues. For more information see

For more information about Paradigm please contact [email protected] or visit for more information.

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