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Journalists take on charity kilt challenge for daily’s memorial campaign

Journalists will undertake a sponsored walk wearing kilts to raise funds for a daily newspaper’s planned coronavirus memorial.

Staff at Glasgow-based daily the Herald will take part in a ‘Virtual Kiltwalk’ in aid of the paper’s bid to create a memorial garden at Glasgow’s Pollok Park to those lost to Covid-19 in Scotland.

The charity Kiltwalks – usually held annually in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh – are organised by venture philanthropy group The Hunter Foundation, which tops up any further funds raised by participants by 50pc.

This year those taking part are being encouraged to take up challenges at home instead over the course of the coming weekend, due to restrictions imposed because of the pandemic.

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Herald editor Donald Martin said: “This is a great event which we are delighted to be associated with.

“We know many people will be raising funds for the campaign and other charities and we wanted to play our part as well.

“Our team will be doing what they can from walking, jogging or cycling to help raise funds for the memorial garden campaign.”

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