Join the Saints in the Community team and take part in Virtual Kiltwalk, 23rd to 25th April, to help raise vital funds


Supporters of The St Johnstone Community Trust are invited to take part in the 2021 Virtual Kiltwalk (23 to 25th April) to raise vital funds for the charity!

The St Johnstone Community Trust, better known as Saints in the Community, is a stand-alone charity based in Perth & Kinross. We use the appeal of football and McDiarmid Park to engage the local community in a variety of programmes and this includes: recreational and developmental football for children, education programmes in schools, employment projects to support people into work, weight-loss initiatives for adults, walking football and also reminiscence sessions for people living with dementia. We also have established football training programmes for adults with learning disabilities and for adults struggling with their mental health - a project which has proved to be life-saving for some. As a result, our projects engage with children as young as 3 years old right through to adults in their 90's. To deliver our community programmes we generate our own income through our football activities, benefit from funding and we depend on the goodwill and fundraising of others.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the third-sector. At Saints in the Community, we pressed the pause button on a number of income-generating activities, namely our football training for children, our walking football sessions, and our circuit classes. We exist to meet local need and we quickly adapted our services to support the pre-existing and changed needs of our participants and introduced new services to support the local community. Funding from Trusts and Foundations is incredibly competitive now, particularly in response to and recovery from COVID-19.

In 2020, Saints in the Community won the prestigious Scottish FA 'Best Professional Club in the Community' Grassroots Award. This national award recognises the work which we do in the community, however, it is important we now maintain our current level or service, develop our existing programmes and work to introduce new projects. Your fundraising can help us to do this.

The Virtual Kiltwalk offers a unique opportunity to support the Community Trust and this year, the Hunter Foundation has undertaken to top up every pound raised by an additional 50% (up to £5,000).
There are a few ways you can get involved:
We invite our participants, their families and Saints fans to don some tartan and take part in the Virtual Kiltwalk, choosing to raise money for The St Johnstone Community Trust. Typically, the participants of the Kiltwalk are asked to walk a distance of 6, 11 or 25 miles, however, this year you can set your own challenge! Registration costs £12.50 per adult, £6.50 for children aged 12 and under, and Under 5's are free of charge.
Download our 'How to Register' guide HERE
There are a variety of prizes up for grabs to our team members:
  • Every child (under 14) who raises over £25 will be entered into a raffle for a free 12-month Soccer Saturday membership
  • The TOP 3 child team members (under 14) who raise the most funds will earn a free drawstring goody bag
  • Every adult who raises over £50 will be entered into a raffle to win a signed St Johnstone FC shirt
Support our fundraising team and DONATE. Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter, all the money which is donated will be topped up by 50%!
Spread the word by sharing this update and our fundraising page with your friends and family.


Many thanks in anticipation of your support.