A COURAGEOUS care home manager is taking the plunge to raise funds ... by abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge.
Alison Payne will take part in The Ultimate Abseil next month in aid of the veterans’ charity Erskine where she runs a home.
She will be joined by around 14 other Erskine fundraisers who will scale the dizzy heights of the famous east-coast landmark on Sunday, June 10.
The 165ft abseil is being organised by Chest, Heart, and Stroke Association Scotland, with many other charities, including Erskine, taking part.
All money raised by Alison will go towards the care of veterans at Erskine, who operate five care homes throughout Scotland.
Alison is looking forward to taking on the adventure and hopes to raise as much as she can for the residents.
She said: “I am really excited about tackling this challenge head on for Erskine – I can’t wait.
“This is something I have wanted to do for so long now. Although I must admit to a certain amount of nerves, I’m sure I’ll rise to the challenge of raising vital funds for our residents.
“Fundraising is the only way of ensuring that we provide the highest standard of care for ex-service personnel and I am delighted that I can help make a difference at the Erskine Home.”
John Fyfe, Erskine fundraiser, added: “I am delighted that Alison is taking on the Ultimate Abseil.
“Her courageous efforts and those of our other abseil participants will help to raise a lot of money for Erskine.
“Without the support of individuals such as Alison, we would not be able to provide the care that our ex-servicemen and women so richly deserve.”
To support Alison’s fundraising efforts, visit www. justgiving.com/Alison-Payne2 to make a donation.
For Erskine information visit www. erskine.org.uk