Glasgow trio raise over £1,900 for JMA Trust after completing Virtual Kiltwalk

Man walking outdoors

David Nellaney, Lee Cairney and David Hendrie each walked 24 miles on Saturday as they took part in the annual charity event.

The event – which usually takes place at Glasgow Green in April – was cancelled this year due to the social distancing rules of COVID-19. 

But when a replacement virtual event was announced the three fundraisers excitedly seized the opportunity to support their local charity The JMA Trust.

David Nellaney doing the virtual Kiltwalk
David Hendrie doing the virtual Kiltwalk
Lee Cairney doing the virtual Kiltwalk

The JMA Trust helps individuals, organisations and communities by providing financial support for those experiencing hardship. So far they have managed to raise £1,903 for the charity.

And with the Hunter Foundation pledging to match 50% of any funds raised from the Kiltwalk it means the JMA Trust are set to receive an additional £546.

Over 2019 the charity were able to help over 35 individuals and local organisations and with the impact of COVID-19 the demand for support is likely to increase throughout this difficult time.

Annmarie Rocks, CSR Manger from Digby Brown said: " Covid-19 Put a stop to many of our planned events for the year in aid of our individual office charities.

However that has not stopped any of our staff looking for safe ways to still raise funds for the charities who need it, Our Office charities have had to cancel so many planned events so any funds we raise will come at a great time for them, we are so proud of our three colleagues who took part in the Kilt walk 24 miles is not an easy task, although the funds will be gratefully received from our Glasgow Office Charity JMA."