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Thorntons to make a splash for cash

The staff from Thorntons practice for their white water rafting challenge in the Arbroath RNLI lifeboat.

The staff from Thorntons practice for their white water rafting challenge in the Arbroath RNLI lifeboat.

An adventurous group of staff from an Arbroath legal firm will take on a daredevil challenge for charity.

The team of eight, from Thorntons will have be swapping their desk chairs for kayaks as they take on the white water rafting challenge to raise vital funds for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Ashley McGonagle, Sandra Sutherland, David Mathieson, Robin Beattie, Alison Jackson, Gillian Stewart, Joanne Bell and Heather Ramsay will experience some of the fastest white water in Scotland when they take to the River Tay next month.

The two-hour challenge combines a three-mile flat water race before the heart stopping ‘shooting the rapids’ experience on the internationally graded river. The team’s physical and emotional strength will be put to the test as they are pushed to the limits on the Highland Perthshire waters.

This is the second year running the firm will support the charity, and with more than £3,500 raised last year, the team is aiming to beat that total.

Ashley McGonagle, executry paralegal at Thorntons, said: “The team at Thorntons thought taking part in the White Water Rafting Challenge would be an enjoyable and fun way of raising funds for a deserving charity.

“Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is a charity close to our hearts, as we all have family who have suffered from these types of illnesses. We wanted to help raise funds to help pay for the research and treatment of these conditions.”

The team is also holding a bake sale at the firm’s offices at Brothockbank House on Friday, February 28, so any hungry passers-by are encouraged to come in to sample the team’s wares and make a donation to CHSS.

To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.co.uk/TheBuoyantBrothockLawyers.

 

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