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Abseiling Event raises money for Stroke Association

The Stroke Association appreciates the £6300 donation thanks to the event

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By Ben Murray
Dumfries and West
Abseiling Event raises money for Stroke Association

A CHARITY abseil took place at Corwar Crag near Newton Stewart during June and raised over £6300.

The event was organised by local resident Stewart Anderson, a long-standing volunteer for the stroke association.

48 participants took part in the event, including local businesses such as Abernethy Barcaple outdoor centre who hosted the event and the Newton Stewart Co-Op, who provided refreshments.

SEILING AWAY. . . The event was held for the Stroke Association

Stewart said: “We set out with the idea of an abseil as an eye-catching event, and the professionals quickly came up with the ideal venue, only six miles from our town.

“I estimated that if we made £2,000 for the stroke association, I’d be delighted. This event really captured the imagination of many and generated respect for the 48 participants who were prepared to tackle the 120ft crag.

“As a result, the figure has far exceeded my wildest imaginings and has now gone above £6,300. I’m genuinely overwhelmed with the response.”

A LONG FALL. . . 48 participants took part to raise over £6300 for charity

Madeline Donnelly, Relationship Fundraiser for the Stroke Association said: “We are thrilled with the generosity of others for this event.

“I’d like to thank all those participants, their family and friends for their support. The funds raised will go towards funding research and supporting people rebuild their lives after stroke.”

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