Bield staff complete fearless feat for charity

The four staff members who completed the abseil
The four staff members who completed the abseil

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity.

Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

Rena Kirton-Vaughan, manager at Brae Court, said: “I am so proud of the team for raising such a fantastic amount of money for a great charity.

“It was a great occasion and seeing our staff – the dare-devils and those overcoming their fear – making their way down was an amazing sight.”

Helen 2CHSS’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.

Several of Brae Court’s tenants made the trip to the Firth of Forth to show their support for the development’s team in their daring task.

Helen said: “All of the tenants have been absolutely lovely and it certainly made a difference having a few friendly faces there on the day to encourage us on.

“I was terrified before we even got up onto the bridge but Kashmir, in particular, took it all in her stride and was completely calm and in control the entire way down.”

KashmirClaire Pomphrey, fundraising manager at CHSS, said “We were delighted to have the Bield team take part in the Forth Bridge abseil.

“I’d like to thank them all and their supporters for raising such a fantastic amount. All money raised is Scotland stays in Scotland and will support people who are affected by chest, heart and stroke illness and help them lead stronger, longer lives.”

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