Thursday, December 05, 2019
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A Portree woman abseiled 165 feet to raise funds for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

On Sunday 15 October, Mary MacDougall, along with others, abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge.    Mary raised an outstanding £1,300 for the charity with more still coming in.

Mary spoke about the event, saying: “It was a fantastic experience and was so well organised.  I loved every minute of the descent and would encourage others to take part in this unique fundraising event.  I’m very grateful to all those who donated and I’m delighted to have raised so much money for the charity!”

All the money raised from the event will help to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland after a stroke or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition ensuring they get the support and services they badly need.  The fundraising event has raised £124,000 for CHSS.

Mary took part in order to support her husband, Douglas MacDougall, who works for CHSS as the Remote Link Worker for the Skye & Lochalsh area.  For more information on services in the area Douglas can be contacted via mobile 07788 587 562 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To stay informed about what CHSS is doing across Skye & Lochalsh, visit their new Facebook page here.

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