Call to join in char­ity ab­seil

West Lothian Courier - - News -

West Loth­ian’s dare­dev­ils are be­ing in­vited to take on an ab­seil from one of Scot­land’s best-loved land­marks.

A team of fear­less fundrais­ers will take a leap from the top of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.

But time is run­ning out to sign up for the once- ina-life­time chal­lenge which is set to raise thou­sands to train life-chang­ing as­sis­tance dogs. Char­ity Canine Part­ners is call­ing for peo­ple to sign up for the epic SAS-style freefall ab­seil from the 127-year-old UNESCO World Her­itage Site struc­ture. It costs £20 to take part and par­tic­i­pants are asked to raise a min­i­mum of £200 through spon­sor­ship.

Any money raised will help the char­ity con­tinue train­ing its dogs which are taught to carry out a range of tasks in­clud­ing pick­ing up dropped items, load­ing and un­load­ing wash­ing ma­chines, dress­ing and un­dress­ing a per­son and fetch­ing help in an emer­gency. The ab­seil was or­gan­ised by health char­ity, Chest Heart and Stroke Scot­land in a bid to raise money and aware­ness for char­ity.

For de­tails about Canine Part­ners, the event, or to sign up, call Dale Gorm­ley on 0845 481 1915.

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