Rebecca was keen to fundraise for Carr Gomm after seeing the impact that our involvement had on her mum, Rhona.  She was so moved by the support her mum had received, and how this helped to change her life: 

“I didn’t think Carr Gomm would be able to help my mum in the way they did, she told me she couldn’t put a price on the support she received.  I just wanted to give something back.”

So Rebecca and some friends decided to take part in the Kiltwalk Glasgow, raising money for Carr Gomm and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (aka SAMH), who had also supported her mum.

This was Rebecca’s first big fundraising venture and she and her friends did some long walks as training for the 23-mile event. Come the big day, they were more than ready.

The group had a brilliant time. Although they were exhausted (and very hungry!) at the finish, they were immensely proud of their achievement, as well as being extremely grateful for the support and donations they had received.

Rebecca and her friends raised an incredible amount of money, with an amazing £1,460 coming to Carr Gomm alone. This is thanks in part to Rebecca’s employer, Arnold Clark, match funding her sponsorship – we’re hugely grateful to them, and all of Rebecca’s supporters and donors, for their contributions.

So, if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s fantastic fundraising, it’s not too late to sign up for the Kiltwalks in Dundee and Edinburgh. Visit the Kiltwalk website for more information. 

All funds raised will go towards our campaign tackling social isolation and loneliness throughout Scotland.