Meston Reid & Co make it count for charity

A team from Aberdeen chartered accountancy practice Meston Reid & Co is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Staff – 11 in total – will take part in the Aberdeen Tower Abseil Challenge on Sunday, March 24.

Funds raised will go to specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland), who are organising the event. Safety advisors will be on hand to help participants negotiate the 131ft descent from the Northern Lights Tower at the AECC.

Jenny Robertson, a trainee chartered accountant at Meston Reid & Co who is co-ordinating the company’s fundraising activity, said: “We’re delighted to be taking part and raising funds for a worthy cause in the process. There is a degree of trepidation but the team is up for the challenge.”

SBH Scotland, formerly known as the Scottish Spina Bifida Association, supports those with the life-long, complex disabilities of spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Scotland.

Lynsey Hamilton, community fundraising manager, said: “We’re very grateful to the Meston Reid team for taking on our challenge and wish them the best of luck. Without people dedicating time and effort to help raise funds for our charity, we wouldn’t be able to carry out the life-changing work for those who need our help the most in Aberdeen, and right across Scotland. We’d like to thank everyone who sponsors this daring team and makes their fundraising a success.”

The Meston Reid & Co staff taking part are Claire Blaikie, Laura Aitken, Mark Brown, Kyle Gordon, Nathan Taylor, Amy Robertson, Nicole Third, Zaneta Resiak, Michael Norrie, Steven McAllister and Hayley Brownlie.

Donations can be made via the company’s JustGiving page:

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