Leap of faith pays off for charity

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Volunteers went above and beyond with a sponsored bungee jump in aid of an Arbroath care home and a cancer charity last month.

The fearless fund-raisers jumped off the Killiecrankie Bridge on July 26 and raised a grand total of £2,450 which will be split between the HC-One Lunan Court Care Home and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Taking part were Lunan Court manager Lynsey Robbie, deputy manager Cath O’Toole and Steve Spence and Andrew Spence, relatives of a Lunan Court resident.

MacMillan will receive £1,000 while the remainder will go towards furnishing Lunan Court’s new summer house which was paid for through previous fund-raising and built free of charge by the relative of a resident.

Lynsey Robbie said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who sponsored and supported us – it is great that we can improve the garden area for our residents and also support the local MacMillan nurses in the excellent work they do.

“We are really excited to be opening the summer house. It will provide an excellent space for our residents to relax and enjoy the outdoors.”

HC-One regional managing director Paula Keys said: “Lunan Court’s bungee jump is an incredible feat and I am very proud of them and what they have achieved. It shows HC-One staff and relatives of residents going that extra step to provide the kindest care, and also to support a local charity.”