Fund-raisers donate almost £1,300

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AN ARBROATH lady handed a cheque for almost £1,300 to the Stroke Association at Glamis Castle on Sunday.

Carol Dickson had already completed several fund-raising events, including an aquazumbathon, a mediumship night and also a race night.

And her fund-raising effort culminated at the weekend when along with her friend Jennifer Mudie, they took part in the Stroke Association Walk at Glamis Castle.

After completing the challenge, they then handed over a cheque for £1,298 to Kirsty Scott of the Stroke Association.

Carol said: “I first heard about this on the radio and I did the stroke walk for the first time last year.

“My dad suffered from a brain aneurysm, which is very similar to a stroke, last year.

“So I promised to do something like this to try and give something back.”

This led Carol to organising the fund-raising events in Arbroath such as the mediumship night and aquazumbathon.

And she promised to return to Glamis Castle on Sunday to officially present the cheque to the Stroke Association.

She added: “I’m absolutely delighted with the amount raised and every penny really does count.

“Sometimes a lot of focus is on the bigger charities but it is important to give a bit of help to these smaller causes too.

To find out more about the Stroke Association visit their website www.stroke.org.uk.

They can also be contacted on their telephone number which is 0303 3033 100.