Aimee takes a leap of faith for ARCHIE

Aimee Scott will be abseiling in aid of the ARCHIE Foundation at the end of this month.
Aimee Scott will be abseiling in aid of the ARCHIE Foundation at the end of this month.

An Alford Academy pupil will be taking on a daunting challenge later this month in a bid to raise funds for the ARCH IE Foundation.

Aimee Scott will be tackling an abseil down the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital on Saturday, August 27, to raise funds for the children’s charity.

This will be her second abseil, having completed her first fundraising event in July last year.

In 2014 Aimee spent three months in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and it was there she realised how important the work of ARCHIE is and what they do.

“I decied I wanted to give something back to them since they helped me and my family - and many other families in similar situations,” explaned Aimee.

“They helped us get through a really tough time.

“They provided games and arts and crafts to help take my mind off being ill.

“They also provided rooms for family to stay in which was great.

“The ARCHIE Foundation is a really great charity and helps children from Shetland and Orkney as well as the ones from around Aberdeen.”

Aimee continued: “When I was in hospital I met an amazingly brave little girl who, after two years, still has to go to hospital.

“By raising money for ARCHIE they will help to make her and her family’s life a little bit easier as well as all the other patients.”

Aimee is well on the way to achieving her £500 target but his hoping for a final sponsorship push prior to the big day.

She will be abseiling a height of 60 feet down the front of the hospital building - not an easy task.

Aimee’s mum Amanda told the Piper: “ARCHIE is organising the event and Aimee got a lot of help from them and started raising money as soon as she was well.

“This is here second abseil for ARCHIE and she is hoping to reach her £500 target.”

Aimee has set up a justgiving page for anyone who can help . It can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Aimee-Scott4