We are inviting you to join Team Signpost and take part in the virtual Kiltwalk 2021 as we look to complete the 255km Banana Challenge.
Please know that anyone can take part in the virtual Kiltwalk, it is not only for those that live in Scotland and we would love Team Signpost to be made up of people from all over the UK and the world.
Signpost International are delighted to be taking part in the Kiltwalk for a second year. Last year the virtual event raised over £5,000 for Signpost which allowed us to continue with our work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are now in a new year and yet the challenges of the pandemic continue. We at Signpost are determined that our mission to walk alongside disadvantaged communities experiencing poverty and injustice will continue. As well as continuing to support communities overseas 2021 marks the start of a new venture as we look to support people locally in Dundee through the Community Kitchen.
This year’s Kiltwalk is taking place over the weekend of the 23rd – 25th April. Although the Kiltwalk will be a virtual event for the second year in a row we would like to form Team Signpost and have people taking part in the challenge from all over the country.
Our goal – The 255km Banana Challenge
Last year through our development groups in Uganda, farmers grew enough bananas to stretch from Inverness to Edinburgh, 255km. Many farmers in Uganda still struggle to provide for their families and to help tackle this issue Signpost creates development groups which train and equip farmers in improved sustainable farming methods. This knowledge has increased farmers’ productivity and they now earn enough income to feed their families more than one meal a day and to send their children to school. Natasha, one of the farmers, said, “Who knew that bananas could pay for my children’s school fees?”
Team Signpost wants to complete the 255km Banana Challenge to celebrate the transformation of farmers’ lives in Uganda and to raise money so that we can continue to work alongside people experiencing hardship around the world, ensuring they have the tools and opportunity to provide a brighter future for themselves and their families.
We would love as many people as possible to join our team. As this is the virtual Kiltwalk you are not limited to walking your chosen distance; you can run, swim, cycle, hop, bounce, it is your choice! The distance you choose is up to you and does not need to be completed in one day, it can be completed over the whole Kiltwalk weekend. And as it is the Kiltwalk, remember to wear some tartan as you take part (bananas optional!).
Things to know
- The cost to take part is £12.80 for adults (aged 16+) and £6.50 for children (5-15), under 5’s go free.
- Once you have signed up you will receive a personalised online JustGiving fundraising page. Please do share your JustGiving page far and wide to get as much support as possible.
- The Kiltwalk will boost your fundraising by 50%, meaning for every £100 you raise, Signpost International receives £150.
How to take part in the virtual Kiltwalk and join team Signpost
- Go to: thekiltwalk.co.uk/scotlandsvirtual and click “sign up now”.
- Fill out the registration form, choosing Signpost International SCIO as your charity.
- Select “join team” and search for Signpost International.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know the distance you are signing up for in order that we can complete the 255km Banana Challenge.
What do you get when you sign up for the virtual Kiltwalk?
- Finishers certificate signed by Sir Tom Hunter and a Kiltwalk 2021 medal.
- Chance to win a brand new Hyundai i20 courtesy of Arnold Clark.
- Digital challenge pack and online entertainment throughout the weekend.
- Before the event we will send you a Signpost T-shirt which you can wear as you take part.
We are more than happy to provide any fundraising support you may need and please do let us know if the registration fee is a problem and we may be able to assist. Also, if you have any questions regarding the virtual Kiltwalk do not hesitate to email Peter using the above address.
Thank you for your support and helping Signpost to continue to walk alongside disadvantaged communities throughout the world.