Vital fundraiser encourages participants to tie laces, don tartan and step out

Cameron McCready (Home-Start Aberdeen) with daughter Emily

LOCAL charity Home-Start Aberdeen is encouraging people to challenge themselves this June and take part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk to help raise vital funds for local families.

“Today, families living in Aberdeen face growing pressures and unprecedented challenges. They turn to us for support with a wide range of needs including the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, poor mental health, social isolation, lack of confidence, relationship breakdown and many others. Our mission is to respond to these needs and offer compassionate support for families with young children which prevents those difficulties from escalating into crises. We know that children’s early years are a vital, formative time and we need your support to ensure we can be there for every child and family that needs us.” says Cameron McCready, Chief Executive of Home-Start Aberdeen.

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The Aberdeen Kiltwalk, which will take place on 2nd June 2024, promises to be a memorable event which combines Scottish tradition with a heartfelt commitment to making a difference to local communities and charities.

Individuals and teams can choose from two walks.  The ‘Mighty Stride’ is the ultimate Kiltwalk challenge, starting at Duthie Park and walking approximately 18 miles to the finishing line at Bellfield Park, Banchory. Alternatively, there’s the ‘Wee Wander’ starting at Crathes Castle, at just 4 miles it’s perfect for the whole family – even the dog! 

Cameron shared: “I’m looking forward to taking on the Mighty Stride for myself on 2nd June and supporting all of our wonderful Home-Start Aberdeen walkers along the way!

“The Kiltwalk is a great opportunity for everyone, from individuals and families to corporate teams, to make a tangible impact on the lives of those in need. You’re not just walking; you’re supporting crucial initiatives that provide assistance where it’s needed most.

“I’d encourage you to pull together a team from the office, call round the family, get the kids out of bed and enjoy a fun-filled walk together, all while helping us to raise both awareness and vital funds for Home-Start Aberdeen.”

Places to register for the walk and raise money for Home-Start Aberdeen can be booked online:

For over 30 years Home-Start Aberdeen has been supporting families across the city to prevent family crisis and breakdown.  Its team of staff and volunteers provide advice, reassurance, practical support and signposting to help families become more resilient, self-reliant, able to cope with difficult circumstances.

For more information on Home-Start Aberdeen visit

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