A team of staff members from an accountancy firm saw their fundraising efforts reach new heights as they raised thousands for charity.
A total of 11 members of staff from Meston Reid and Co, which is based on Carden Place, took part in the Aberdeen Tower Abseil Challenge, raising more than £2,500 in the process – more than double their initial fundraising target for the event.
The challenge involved team members descending 131 feet from the Northern Lights Tower at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).
All of the money raised by Meston Reid and Co will be donated to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland), with the final figure raised by the company’s employees standing at £2,684.
More than £27,000 was raised in total by all fundraisers taking part in the abseil.
SBH Scotland, which was formerly known as the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, supports people living with the lifelong complex disabilities of spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Jenny Robertson, a trainee chartered accountant at Meston Reid and Co who was responsible for co-ordinating the company’s fundraising activity, said: “We were delighted to help our chosen charity.
“It was a fantastic team effort to raise more than double our original target of £1,100.”
Lynsey Hamilton, SBH Scotland’s community fundraising manager, said: “We are very grateful to the Meston Reid and Co team for taking on our challenge and thank them for their kind donation.
“Their efforts will have a huge impact on helping others.”