Group fundraises from the treetops

Some of those who took part in the event at Go Ape are pictured.
Some of those who took part in the event at Go Ape are pictured.

A number of locals conquered their fear of heights whilst fundraising for charity.

Witness Services across Aberdeen and Shire and Victim Support Scotland joined forces to help raise funds for the organisation and local services.

The event was a fun-filled morning at treetop adventure Go Ape at Crathes Castle on Sunday (June 17).

Pearl Cameron, of Drumoak, a volunteer fundraising committee member and Witness Service volunteer, said: “Everyone had a good time - we even had some people overcome their fear of heights just to do the event.

“Fifteen people in all participated in the event, not counting the supporters.

“We don’t know how much we have raised, but estimate it will be around £600 or more. The funds raised will benefit both Witness Service and Victim Support.”

Pearl added: “Our objective is to raise awareness whilst raising funds. Not many people know about Victim Support and even less about Witness Service, therefore it is imperative we get the message out to the wider public.

“Witness Service and Victim Support Scotland are always looking for volunteers.”

Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime.

It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.

The Witness Service exists to help people through the judicial process by providing practical and emotional support at court (both sheriff and high court).