Meston Reid & Co in abseil challenge for charity
Some of the Meston Reid & Co team recently raised more than £2,500 for charity as part of a fundraising abseil event.
Staff – 11 in total – took part in the Aberdeen Tower Abseil Challenge. The event, involving a 131ft descent from the Northern Lights Tower at the AECC, raised funds for specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland). The final figure raised by Meston Reid was £2,684 while more than £27,000 in total was raised for the charity on the day.
Jenny Robertson, a trainee chartered accountant at Meston Reid & Co who co-ordinated the company’s fundraising activity, said: “We were delighted to help our chosen charity. It was a fantastic team effort to raise more than double our original target of £1,100.”
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 are very grateful to the Meston Reid & Co team for taking on our challenge and thank them for their kind donation. Their efforts will have a huge impact on helping others.”
The Meston Reid & Co staff that took part were Claire Blaikie, Laura Aitken, Mark Brown, Kyle Gordon, Nathan Taylor, Amy Robertson, Nicole Third, Zaneta Resiak, Michael Norrie, Steven McAllister and Hayley Brownlie.