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.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 7th January 2021, 4:52 pm
Updated Friday, 8th January 2021, 4:57 pm

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.

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Strathcarron Hospice is calling on members of the public with a sense of adventure to take on the Highland Swing to raise money for the Fankerton facility.

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.

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