Dons captain Graeme Shinnie calls on Red Army to support Aberdeen Kiltwalk

A Dons star has given his backing to this year’s Aberdeen Kiltwalk by encouraging fans to take part.

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has recorded a video reminding Dons supporters there is still time to register to join in with this year’s Kiltwalk event on June 3.

In the recorded message, the 26-year-old midfielder says: “Kiltwalk is returning to Aberdeen this year and there’s still time to sign up.

“To register as part of the Red Army, go to kiltwalk.co.uk and select Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) as your chosen charity.

“Thank you for your support.”

Last year’s event raised more than £11,000 for AFCCT, but this year the team hopes to raise even more, now that the organisers have pledged to top up fundraising by 40%.

Fundraising and business development co-ordinator at AFCCT Debra Christie said: “We are delighted to be working with the Kiltwalk again this year.

“Last year was our most successful but we have no doubt that, with the backing of the Red Army, we can make this event our best yet.”

She added: “The fans are famous for their support throughout Scotland and it would be great if they could channel that backing through Kiltwalk to help us provide support and opportunity across the north-east.”

Marion Douglas, of Mastrick, is part of the 20-strong group registered to take part on behalf of AFCCT.

The 69-year-old grandmother said: “The Trust is more like a family; it has changed my life.

“Kiltwalk is such a fun environment – everybody chats to each other, it’s not like you stick with the charity you come with, everyone mixes and helps each other.”

Click here to sign up to take part in the event.

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