Clare glides the Clyde for charity

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A Bearsden woman has celebrated her tenth anniversary at work by zip-sliding across the Clyde to raise charity cash.

She said: Clare said: “Stepping off the edge of the crane into nothing was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done but it was so much fun. SBH Scotland is very special to me and knowing that the money raised goes directly to support families across Scotland affected by these disabilities is incredibly rewarding.”

The team effort has resulted in more than £15,000 raised for the charity. The funding will be used to provide personalised home and hospital support for families in Scotland with children who have spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

SBH Scotland was formed in 1965 by a group of parents who each had a child with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and 50 years later the charity now supports over 3,500 children, young people, adults, their family members and carers across Scotland.

Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland, said: “We’re so grateful to Clare and this group of fundraisers for taking the leap of faith in our 50th year. Our charity continues to support those affected by the lifelong, complex conditions of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and every year we have to raise £1million to fund the vital services we offer. Challenges like this are crucial to us providing services for another 50 years.”

You can still sponsor Clare by visiting her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CCT-SBHScotland

SBH Scotland is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year. Anyone interested in helping raise money should visit www.sbhscotland.org.uk or contact the SBH Scotland Fundraising Team on 03455 211 600 or email fundraising@sbhscotland.org.u