ALDI and Kiltwalk join forces to fuel Glasgow charity walkers

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As part of ALDI’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Scotland the retailer has announced that it will be Kiltwalk’s official ‘Supermarket Partner’ for 2019.

The announcement comes ahead of the first Kiltwalk of the year, set to take place in Glasgow on April 28.

Last year, 20,082 walkers helped to raise £3.6million for 1,156 charities across Scotland. A 40 per cent top-up by The Hunter Foundation brought the impressive total to more than £5 million.

As part of the sponsorship deal ALDI will be suppling a bumper shopping list which will include 20,000 apples and bananas, 35,000 cereal bars and 25,000 packs of jelly babies.

Richard Holloway, regional managing director for Scotland, said: “We’re very proud to announce this new partnership with Kiltwalk, and to be able to support the thousands of Kiltwalkers who will be taking part in events across the country this year.

“These events raise an astonishing amount of money every year for charities across Scotland, and we are privileged to be able to do our bit to help keep everyone’s energy topped up as they raise money for charities close to their hearts.

“As we celebrate ALDI’s 25th anniversary in Scotland, it is also fitting that 25 of my ALDI colleagues will be entering each of the four events this year to help raise money for our charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Paul Cooney, CEO, Kiltwalk added: “They say ‘An Army Marches On Its Stomach’ and who better to look after our Kiltwalk heroes than the UK’s fastest growing supermarket, ALDI.

“We are so pleased that ALDI is Kiltwalk’s official Supermarket Partner for 2019 and I look forward to seeing the ALDI Team out in force at our events raising funds for a life changing charity, Teenage Cancer Trust”.

For more information, or to register, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk.