Second event at Dunrobin Castle confirmed after hugely successful abseil

The ARCHIE Foundation is delighted to announce that thrill-seekers have raised tens of thousands of pounds for children in hospital.

The incredible feet comes after a day of abseiling at the historic Dunrobin Castle in Golspie on Saturday May 25.

Hundreds of participants with a head for heights took the plunge raising a total of £33,444.16.

Chairwoman of the Highland Fundraising Board Mary Nimmo, Dunrobin Castle Managing Director Scott Morrison and ARCHIE Fundraising Officer Dawn Cowie

A number of supporters of the charity were among the fundraisers who raised thousands for the charity.

The individual who raised the highest amount was mum Susan Andrew with £1,880.50.

It was the care given to her daughter Lois at the children’s unit that inspired the Thurso mum to take the drop for ARCHIE.

Susan Andrew on her abseil

Local businesswoman and chair of the Highland Fundraising Board Mary Nimmo also took part and helped raise a whopping £1,294.

Several employers and groups helped raised the tally with teams from the likes of Tesco Dingwall and Cromarty Fire & Rescue.

Highland Fundraiser Dawn Cowie praised all participants for their efforts and thanked the team at Dunrobin Castle for making the event a success.

Dawn said: “The event exceeded all of our expectations and we are absolutely thrilled to have raised more than £30,000.

“I think a huge part of its success was the setting. Dunrobin Castle is absolutely gorgeous and the abseil gave participants a chance to see the building like they’ve never seen it before.

“So we’d like to say a huge thank you to Scott and all of the team at the attraction for their helping make our abseil so special.

“Thanks also goes to everyone who took part, whether it was individuals or teams, you have helped raise this incredible amount.

“It was a really enjoyable day for everyone, from those who took part, to spectators and volunteers. There was a great atmosphere, and everyone was there to support one another.

“Money raised from the abseil will help make the difference for sick children in the Highlands.”

The event has proven so popular that a date for 2020 has been set for Saturday May 23.

Dunrobin Castle Managing Director Scott Morrison said: “We are amazed at the funds raised from the abseil which has to be one of the most successful charity events ever held at the castle. We are already looking forward to helping Dawn and The ARCHIE Foundation organise similar events at Dunrobin in the future.”