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The ‘Get it got it good’ team was created in memory of the late Jambo Frank ‘Shaky’ Walker, using his famous catchphrase. Composed of 12 of Shaky’s friends and family members, the team took on the Kiltwalk challenge raising an outstanding £3,170 in aid of our School’s Out! project. On the weekend of 23-25 April 2021, each member completed over 26 miles – a marathon distance – by walking across the Pentlands hills and then across the city with a fitting finish at Tynecastle Stadium. 


Team captain Trevor Henderson, who led the group efforts in the months ahead of the event, looks back at the experience: “The walk over the weekend has strengthened our friendship in an incredible way. Walking together, talking about memories of Shaky… It just created a new bond between us. We ended up talking about how we felt almost a year after his passing. It was very special and unique. The trust and connection with each when we arrived to Tynecastle Park on the second day was more powerful than anything we experienced before.” 


Keith Carlyon, a very closed friend of Shaky, comments on what the challenge meant for him: “Job done! Over £3,100 raised for Big Hearts. Doing the Kiltwalk with the Team Get It Got It Good was genuinely two of the best days I’ve had in many a year. What an incredible total and what an incredible team.  We genuinely got each other over the finishing line and it was magnificent to see teamwork and loyalty to each other. Thanks to all for having faith in me as I had my reservations in completing the 26.8 miles! I can’t put into words how proud I am of being involved in this achievement – we did it! One final thank you to the man we did it for, your memory will live on in our hearts forever Frank Walker.”


Amy Flynn, Shaky’s daughter, joined the group of friends along with her mom: “I walked on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: over 53 miles in total. The idea to complete the Kiltwalk challenge to raise money for Big Hearts is a fitting tribute. He loved the work the Club’s charity does in the community. We all met again at Tynecastle Park a week later to receive our medals from the Big Hearts’ team and it was a fantastic afternoon spent together. We now have plans to do more walks and more fundraising together. Watch this space!”
You can read more from the Team in the Edinburgh Live feature.