Falkirk law team back charity walk

Legal teams from the firm's Falkirk and Alloa offices will take part
Legal teams from the firm's Falkirk and Alloa offices will take part

A law firm whose staff lost two of their loved ones in just 24 hours will put its best foot forward for a charity close to its heart.

Solicitors and estate agents Russel and Aitken has signed up for Strathcarron Hospice’s Midnight Sparkle Walk next month which will raise vital funds for the palliative care unit in Denny.

The team has six employees from the Falkirk office taking part including criminal court secretary Catherine Nisbet from Stenhousemuir.

Catherine’s gran, Irene Yeardly (77) died in the hospice last Friday, but she’ll be in her granddaughter’s thoughts during the fundraising walk.

Mum-of-one Catherine (31) said: “Strathcarron is an amazing place, and I can’t think of anywhere better to raise money for. I’ll be thinking about my gran on the night, and I think it will be quite emotional.”

Margaret Lang, a partner at the firm and vice chairman of Falkirk Football Club, will also walk with her colleagues.

She said: “Strathcarron is a hugely emotive matter, but this is now something that’s so close to us because of the people it has touched.

“Catherine’s gran died on Friday night and a lady from our Alloa office lost her husband on Saturday night. We realise that the more money we can raise, the more Strathcarron can continue to support people in need.”

Strathcarron Hospice is also Falkirk FC’s charity partner.

Margaret added: “From the club’s point of view, I think it’s absolutely essential to have an entity in our community that is connected with Strathcarron and supports its work.”

Also taking part in the Stirling walk on June 20 are solicitor Karen McLachlan, and court secretaries Lorraine Marshall, Jemma Wright and Claire Binnie.

The Falkirk team will also be joined by Wendy Hartley and Linda Sutherland from the Alloa office.

To donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/Russel-Aitken.