Andy Robertson's charity to benefit from Kiltwalk fundraiser

AR26 aims to make football accessible to all children.

Kiltwalk: Scotland captain Andy Robertson’s charity AR26 to benefit from STV Children’s Appeal STV News

Scotland captain Andy Robertson’s charity is set to benefit from thousands of people taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk.

Money raised by those walking for the STV Children’s Appeal or the Kiltwalk charity will be donated to AR26, which uses football to help disadvantaged children.

AR26 was founded by the Liverpool full-back in 2020 and runs free football sessions and camps, while offering support for children moving from primary to high school, as well as “creating magical experiences”.

The Glasgow event – which sees participants walk three, 14 or 23 miles – takes place on April 30. Other Kiltwalks are being held in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh later in the year.

Robertson said: “I believe that every child should have the chance to play football with no barriers, and this is why one of our core programmes is Football for All.

“We know, in current times, this programme is needed more than ever and partnerships like this one with the STV Children’s Appeal and Kiltwalk are vital, assisting us to double our current regions this year.”   

The STV Children’s Appeal is a grant-making charity committed to helping the one in four children living in poverty across Scotland, by funding hundreds of projects that provide essential support.

Throughout communities in every region of Scotland, the Appeal helps provide practical help like food and warm clothes; creates opportunities for training and employability; and enables social and emotional support.  

Natalie Wright, head of the STV Children’s Appeal, said: “AR26 does inspirational work with children across Scotland and we’re proud to partner with them on this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk.

“Whether you’re walking three, 14 or 23 miles, every pound raised for the STV Children’s Appeal will go to Andy’s charity, helping disadvantaged children and creating positive opportunities for every young person that takes part.

“The Kiltwalk is fun, emotional and inspiring so I’d urge you to sign up, look out your trainers and tartan and help make a difference to children who need it most. To everyone taking part, we are truly grateful.” 

Anyone who wants to take part in the Kiltwalk can sign up here

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