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Rotary club members gear up for fundraising kilt walk to help Highland project for digitally disadvantaged


By Donald Wilson

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Rotarians John Hart, Brian Stewart, Ken Grant, Bill Wilson and Gordon Chisholm will do a fundraising trek.
Rotarians John Hart, Brian Stewart, Ken Grant, Bill Wilson and Gordon Chisholm will do a fundraising trek.

Rotarians in Nairn are gearing up for their second Kilt Walk next month which will go towards funding equipment for the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB).

The Kilt Walk was a national event last year, organised by Sir Tom Hunter for the Marie Curie Cancer Appeal, and Rotarians from Nairn raised £3000 towards the appeal.

This year, Nairn Rotary Club are doing the walk again, but proceeds will go towards the local cause.

Doug Maclean said they are hoping they can raise a similar sum to last year’s effort to help CAB.

"Last year our members took part in the walk and some went golfing in their tartan to raise funds.

"This year we are putting the money towards a project by Nairn CAB who are seeking to help people who are digitally disadvantaged and don’t have computers or the skills necessary to access, through internet assistance, benefits to which they may be entitled.

"The CAB is getting a new office and we are hoping to raise £15,000 to equip a training room where clients can access computers or receive suitable training."

Doug said it is expected members will participate in a six-mile route between April 23-25.

"Later in the year we are hoping to have another concert with Inverness Fiddlers at the Nairn Community and Arts Centre when hopefully it gets the green light to reopen, and we’ll be contacting Home Bargains, Sainsbury’s, McDonald’s and the Co-op for their help through their charity initiatives."

Related story: Highland fundraiser urges get your kilt on to raise funds for Marie Curie


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