Wear­ing kilts to feed hun­gry chil­dren

Ayrshire Post - - Coron­avirus -

Big- hearted fundrais­ers have de­cided to wear a kilt EV­ERY DAY for the rest of the year to help feed hun­gry young­sters.

The team at Launch Dig­i­tal, based on Ayr’s Welling­ton Square, be­gan the Kilts Feed Kids cam­paign this month. Staff will wear spe­cially de­signed kilts ev­ery work­ing day for the re­main­der of 2020 in aid of Launch Foods – which dis­trib­utes healthy af­ter­school meals to chil­dren.

The char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tive pro­vide up to 300 Scot­tish kids who might oth­er­wise go hun­gry with a nu­tri­tious main, bot­tled wa­ter and fresh fruit.

Launch Foods pro­vided more than 70,000 meals us­ing sur­plus food from su­per­mar­kets and sup­pli­ers last year.

David Wilkin­son, MD of Launch Dig­i­tal said: “First we cre­ated a brand- new tar­tan, now ac­cepted onto the Scot­tish Reg­is­ter as ‘ Launch Pink’. Our good friends at Slanj agreed to man­u­fac­ture and sell the kilts, with all prof­its go­ing to pro­vide healthy food for kids who need it.

“The com­mit­ment to wear our kilts with pride for the rest of 2020 was Richard Long­muir’s idea and it’s our at­tempt to raise aware­ness, and ad­di­tional funds for the Kilts Feed Kids pro­ject.”

Head to www. just­giv­ing. com/ crowd­fund­ing/ launch­scot­land to do­nate or visit www. kilts­feed­kids. org to get in­volved in the challenge. Launch Pink kilts are avail­able on the Slanj web­site.

Kilted out David Wilkin­son and Richard Long­muir

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