Staff from the Aberdeen office of global engineering, technical and business services organisation Lloyd’s Register have completed a 26-mile walk for charity.

Dressed in kilts and tartan tutus, the 26-strong team took part in the Aberdeen Kiltwalk, which saw them walk from the city’s Duthie Park along the Deeside Way to Potarch. As a result of their efforts, they raised £7,700 for their charity partners - including more than £4,800 for Cash for Kids.

This was the second successive year a team from the firm has taken on the challenge, after nineteen staff completed the route in 2014.

Jason Harris, senior integrity engineer at Lloyd’s Register, said: “I came up with the idea of participating in the Kiltwalk in 2014 and roped in a large group of colleagues to take on the challenge. It was such a fantastic experience that I jumped at the chance of participating again in 2015. The aim was to put together an even bigger squad and surpass the phenomenal amount of money we raised last year, which we did.

“The incredible fundraising efforts through sponsorship and events supported by the local LR office for Cash for Kids made every painful mile worthwhile. Motivating us along the route were pictures of the children that the money raised would be directly helping. It spurred us all on and will do so when we take on the challenge again in 2016.”

Cash for Kids charity manager Michelle Ferguson added: “This was a fantastic effort by all of the Lloyd’s Register team. Walking 26 miles in one go is no mean feat, and resulted in blisters, sore feet and aching joints. The sense of achievement in completing the walk and the knowledge of how much they had raised will no doubt have soothed their aliments for a short while.

“It is the individuals and groups that take on challenges such as the Aberdeen Kiltwalk which plays an important role in the charitable sector. This donation of over £4,800 to Cash for Kids could either help to fund intensive physiotherapy for a child with cerebral palsy, purchase equipment for children to use at a community skatepark, or buy a specialist bed for a disabled child.”

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