Activcity Programme Supports Edinburgh Fundraising Events with Generous Cash Boost
Great Scottish Walk and Wee Walk Edinburgh has been awarded funding by the cities Activcity Sports Programme. The council funded scheme has announced they will support the Great Scottish Walk and Great Wee Scottish Walk taking place in Edinburgh in June 2008.
The Great Wee Scottish Walk takes place in the grounds of Fettes College on Sunday 15th June 2008 from 11am until 2pm
The Great Scottish Walk will be leaving from Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday 22nd June 2008 starting from 10.30 am going through to 4pm.
Walk organiser Priscilla Turner commented;
“This is wonderful news and a real boost for the walks which take place in the Capital. It is wonderful to receive support and funding from local councils and hope this is a sign of things to come!”
There is still time to sign up for either of the two walks – this can be done in one of three ways: online - http://www.greatscottishwalk.com/entry/index.php , call 0131 273 3019 or enter on the day at the late entry desk.
Warm ups and activities will be provided at the Edinburgh Wee Scottish Walk through a partnership with the city based organisation Skootkids. Companies and organisations who will be present and participating on the day include; Enjoy-a-ball and Play 2 Learn sports coaching for children, Excel Sports Academy and Angela Watson School of Dance. http://www.enjoy-a-ball.co.uk; http://www.play2learn.info; http://www.excel-sports.co.uk
The Edinburgh Great Scottish Walk will be officially opened by Lord Provost George Grubb and confirmed activities and entertainment at the Edinburgh Great Walk include; a warm up with Tracy Griffen, (voted one of the top six personal trainers in the UK by Harpers Bazaar), Proclaimercise organised by RNIB. The George Watson Pipe Band will be leading walkers to the starting point whilst live music and entertainment will be provided by Chaplins Disco Bus, Capital Concert band a 30 piece wind ensemble, an Oompah Band, and the Top Cats Jazz Band who will be performing en route outside the Malmaison hotel. A market place environment will also be created on the day with information, fundraising and trade stalls.
Entry costs £5 per child 0-16 years for the Wee Walk and parents go free and £10.00 per adult and £8 per child for the Great Scottish Walk if walking for one of the 100 affiliated charities.
All entrants receive a goody bag but prizes are also available at the Great Scottish Walk event for various categories – please check out the prize section for more details.