Cornhill Castle raise funds for charity through Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Members of the team at Cornhill Castle near Biggar, Lanarkshire have raised funds for charity by going over the top of one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks.

Five girls from the Castle took on the challenge to abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge. The girls who are, Lindsay Collins, Ruth Campbell, Lauren Coyle, Alannah Norbury and Nicola Browning, raised £1,600.00 for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.

As part of a charity initiative Cornhill Castle has teamed up with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to raise money and awareness for a great cause.

The charity has been carefully selected by the Castle. One of their team members, Nicola suffered a stroke in 2011, when she was 34. Nicola also took part in the abseil with her colleagues standing beside her in support.

This event is just the first in a series of events that the hotel will be undertaking on behalf of the charity. Not to be outdone, some of the male members of the team will be doing a further abseil in October, and all staff currently donate 10% of their tips to the charity. Other events to be finalised include an afternoon tea and a tribute night in aid of the charity.

Iain Fleming, General Manager, Cornhill Castle said, “We’re delighted to show support for this great charity and to show support for our colleague Nicola. Heart problems and conditions do not only appear for people as they get older. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland helped our colleague when she needed them, and now we’d like to say thanks, and give something back to them”.

Receptionist Nicola Browning said, “Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland provided me with much needed support and advice back in 2011 when my sons were only 8 and 11 and I needed to help them understand what was happening to me after my stroke.  All the work they do is invaluable to people going through it and their families”.

Andrea McIntyre Fundraising Manager, West at CHSS said, “We are thrilled that Cornhill Castle have chosen to support us. We are really looking forward to our partnership and are particularly grateful to Nicola and the team for taking part in our SAS style Abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge, go girls! All money raised allows CHSS to offer advice, support and practical help to people across Scotland to get their lives back on track after a stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.”

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