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'Packaging Pacers' Proud to Represent New Inverclyde Charity at Kiltwalk

The Newark Trust was founded last year by the McLaren Family who come from Inverclyde and wanted to support the community where many of their employees and wider families live. McLaren Packaging has pledged to donate a percentage of its profits every year to the Trust and McLaren employees are able to propose good causes for the Trust to support.

Chris Shovlin, one of the participants, said:

“This isn’t the first time I have done this event. I completed the Glasgow 2017 Mighty Stride, where I was 1 of 11 doing it for a cause close to me. I liked it so much that I did Glasgow 2018 Mighty Stride again, with only 2 of us that time so it was a different experience.

I think it is important to take part in initiatives like this as taking part in something where helping others is involved is a great feeling. You never know when you might need the help of others! This time I'm doing it for a local charity here in Inverclyde so I'm excited to be a part of the first official event!

We hope to raise as much as possible, I'm hoping we get around the 3k mark. I'm sure the charity will put it all to good use and help people in need here in Inverclyde”.

Handover of the donation cheque from McLaren to the Trust. From Let to right: Jennifer McLaren (Founding Trustee), Donald McLaren (Managing Director), Claire Stone (Charity Manager) and Alasdair Miller (Financial Director)

Claire, Charity Manager of The Newark Trust added:

“The Kiltwalk is more than just a walk; it's a celebration of community, charity, and the spirit of giving back. It is known for its lively atmosphere, with music, entertainment, and plenty of laughs along the way. It's a day filled with joy, celebration, and the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference.

The Newark Trust is dedicated to making a lasting impact by working together with the community and financially supporting local organisations. The Trust is focussing on child poverty, assisting children and young people with disabilities, and supporting local communities to create a positive future for the people of Inverclyde. The funds raised from the Kiltwalk will be used to improve the lives, health, and welfare of people in Inverclyde.”

McLaren’s ‘Packaging Pacers’ will be taking part in one of the three distances on April 28th:

  • The Mighty Stride (22.6 miles from Glasgow Green to Balloch);

  • The Big Stroll (14.2 miles from Clydebank to Balloch)

  • The Wee Wander (3.1 miles from Loch Lomond Shores to Moss O’Balloch Park)

If you wish to donate, please visit the link here.
The Kiltwalkers
The Kiltwalkers. From left to right: Jill Flynn, Cheryl Moore, Danielle Watt

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