Daredevils needed to take on Highland Swing challenge to support Strathcarron Hospice
A palliative care service is looking for daredevils to take a “leap of faith” to help raise funds so it can continue to support those with terminal illnesses.
Strathcarron Hospice has challenged those brave enough to tackle the Highland Swing in Killiecrankie to sign up for its fundraiser on April 24.
It sees participants rigged in a full body harness 40 metres up before being quickly released from the Garry Bridge near Pitlochry, dropping into a free fall of around 15 metres before the rope takes the slack.
The unforgettable adrenaline-packed experience uses the latest technology and safety equipment.
Anyone aged ten and above with a sense of fun and adventure is welcome to get involved.
Heather Macdonald, a Strathcarron receptionist, said: “2020 was a challenging year in so many ways but, for me, swinging from the underside of a bridge in beautiful Perthshire was the highlight.
“The jump was literally a leap of faith as it is something I would never have envisaged doing normally, but the opportunity to support Strathcarron Hospice allowed me the chance to do something out of the ordinary. The Highland Swing was brilliant, I would certainly recommend it.”
A spokeswoman for the Fankerton facility said: “Without people like you taking on amazing fundraising challenges, we couldn't continue to deliver our end-of-life care to local people across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.
“We have to raise over £12,900 every single day and we can only do this because of people like you.”
Registration costs £30-per-person, with a minimum fundraising target of £218.
Contact 01324 826222 or email [email protected] for more information.
Visit the website to book.