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Kiltwalking for MYPAS

The Kiltwalk is a unique Scottish charity event, which brings together walkers/runners/dancers of all ages and abilities for an unforgettable fun day.

The current pandemic restrictions have meant that friends and family have been unable to get together so we hope that this will provide an opportunity for you to reconnect in a socially-distanced fashion. We know that this is going to be different from previous years, but we still need your support! It means so much to our young people to see people demonstrating their support by walking for MYPAS. 

All money raised is topped up by an extra 50% by the Hunter Foundation and helps MYPAS provide additional opportunities for our young people.

We’re delighted to share some of the progress and stories for our current participants. There’s still time to sign up and claim your FREE place and FREE MYPAS t-shirt. Contact enquiries@mypas.co.uk to find out more.

Our first Kiltwalker is Fran, MYPAS’ Business Support Officer. Fran has been with MYPAS for 5 months, supporting our Chief Executive with governance and fundraising. Fran hails from Mayfield and is passionate about the work that MYPAS does in our localities, recognising the need for supporting young people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Reflecting on growing up in Midlothian and on my teen years, my mental health difficulties during this time would’ve been greatly eased by support from the wonderful and caring staff at MYPAS. Unfortunately, MYPAS wasn’t around at that time.

Fran is challenging herself to walk from Arthur’s Seat to our office in Dalkeith. The current government restrictions mean that Fran hasn’t visited our office in Dalkeith and she is looking forward to her challenge. She will walk 10 miles on Saturday the 24th with some family and friends and we’d like to thank Fran for setting herself this challenge for MYPAS.

Fran has been training in preparation for her walk during her weekends in the Pentland Hills. Good luck Fran!