Meet Our Supporters – Scottish Women’s Walking Group

Meet Our Supporters – Scottish Women’s Walking Group

12th May, 2021

Team Scottish Women’s Walking Group (SWWG) for Scottish MR

Scottish Mountain Rescue would like to thank all those who rose to the challenge of taking part in Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk 2021 to raise funds for our charity.

Team SWWG for SMR, comprising of Angela, Frances, Vanessa, Lucy and Debby (and a couple of their dogs) took part in this year’s Virtual Kiltwalk to fundraise for SMR.  The team managed to raise an amazing £2,825 for SMR, added to which Sir Tom Hunter, well-known Scottish philanthropist, and The Hunter Foundation topped up the final amount by 50%, taking their fundraising to £4,238.

All of the team members belong to the Scottish Women’s Walking Group.  This award-winning community is made up of 23,000 women who support and encourage each other in their passion for walking.  The members range from women just starting out to long distance hikers and experienced mountaineers.

When asked why they chose to raise money for SMR, the team said:

“We’re a group of walkers who love getting out and about in Scotland, which we couldn’t do if there wasn’t the fabulous Scottish Mountain Rescue out there, prepared to come and help any of us who might get ill or injured out in remote parts of the country. They are a dedicated team of specialist mountain walkers and climbers who provide this most amazing service without judgement.”

Their advice to anyone else looking to take on such a challenge and fundraise is to get in contact with the charity to find out how they can help you.  For example, SMR provide supporter t shirts for those individuals choosing to raise money for them.

Encouraged by the success of their Virtual Kiltwalk 2021, the team are looking to create further teams to raise money for Scottish Mountain Rescue.

On behalf of our 25 member teams across Scotland, we send our sincere thanks, and best wishes to SWWG Team for SMR.

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