An outdoor adventure company is swinging into action to raise vital funds for children’s charities.
Go Ape wants to raise cash for Befriend a Child and The Archie Foundation.
The firm is aiming to raise £1,000, which the charities will share, to help support children across the North-east facing difficult times.
Staff at the Crathes Go Ape selected The Archie Foundation and Befriend a Child as its charity partners for the year.
Taking their mantra of “living life adventurously” to a new level, the thrill-seeking team at Go Ape will embark on a series of fundraising challenges throughout the season.
Instructors are set to take on their first half marathon later this month.
Pauline Anderson and John Black will be taking part in the Great Aberdeen Run in aid of Befriend a Child, while Bethany Tennant and Ewen Kerridge will be running for The Archie Foundation.
Back up among the treetops the team will try to raise funds and drum up support through regular visitor competitions.
Nick Ruffles, the Go Ape Crathes site manager, said: “Go Ape is all about encouraging people to live life adventurously and we are very proud to support Befriend a Child and the Archie Foundation, two dedicated charities that make a significant difference to children and young people throughout the North-east of Scotland.”
Befriend a Child is currently attempting to raise £100,000 to save its befriending service in a campaign backed by the Evening Express.
The charity introduces a positive adult role model for children who are growing up in troubled and difficult circumstances.
Katie Watters, community and events fundraiser for Befriend a Child, said: “We are hugely grateful to Go Ape for their support.
“It costs the charity £1,750 per year, per child to fund their befriending relationship.
“With Go Ape’s valuable partnership we can support more local children and young people.”