Get tartan-tastic and change a child’s life
Friday 28 August 2009
Kilts for Kids Day is Scotland's most exciting charity fundraiser, and it's back on Friday 27 November.
This tartan-tastic event is a chance to celebrate all things Scottish and raise money for Scotland's leading child welfare charity CHILDREN 1ST. Whatever you do the big question is "How Will You Wear Yours"?
Whether at work, at home or at school, taking part in Kilts for Kids Day is easy and fun.
Brighten up Friday dress down day by wearing a kilt or some tartan at work and make a donation to Kilts for Kids Day for the privilege! You can also hold a bake sale or a tartan dinner party. You can find some great recipes on our website www.kiltsforkids.org.
Why not organise a tartan fashion show or since it's all about celebrating St Andrew's Day, see who knows the most about Scotland and organise a Scottish quiz night.
The only limit to Kilts for Kids Day is your imagination, so get kilty and help change a child's life. To get started, visit our brand new Kilts for Kids Day website at www.kiltsforkids.org where you'll find a downloadable fundraising pack, some great resources to help you organise a tartan-tastic event, pictures from past events and much more.
On our website you will also find a range of school resources for fundraising and learning with lots of tools to help you hold a tartan-tastic event in your school. We offer suggestions on how you can use Kilts for Kids Day to fit in with the Curriculum for Excellence.
Last year over 260 organisations and schools across the country got involved in Kilts for Kids Day, had great fun and helped us to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children across Scotland and raised over £92,000 for CHILDREN 1ST. For their Kilts for Kids Day, staff at Capita in Glasgow held a tartan-tastic fashion show and cake bake and raised a whopping £500. Their fantastic effort could pay for 20 therapy sessions for young people who have witnessed or been the victims of domestic violence to have the chance to talk to a trained counsellor about their experiences.
A huge thank you to everyone for getting kilty. To see pictures from past events, please click here for links to our Facebook, Flickr and YouTube pages.
Don't forget to sign-up to our E-newsletter and be sure to be kept up-to-date with the latest news on celebrity supporters, events organised across Scotland and special Kilts for Kids Day offers.
Celebrities supporting Kilts for Kids Day
We are currently building up our team of celebrity supporters for this year so keep visiting our website to see who has come on board and what they will be getting up to.
We are very excited to have an endorsement from Paulo Nutini, and Nick Nairn has supplied us with a fantastic recipe that you can download and use for your tartan celebrations.
So join with them and thousands of supporters across Scotland to make this Kilts for Kids Day the best ever.
Last updated: Monday 9 November 2009