Donside resident returns home to raise charity cash

Crosby Chisholm and family
Crosby Chisholm and family

A Donside resident, who has lived in the area for over four decades, has returned to his home in the Borders to raise charity funds.

Native Borderer and current Westhill resident Crosby Chisholm and his family have successfully raised £2,000 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland following their sponsored walk in the Borders along St Cuthbert’s Way.

Crosby, who raised his family in the North- east but himself grew up in the Borders, had a heart attack six years ago and after two emergency operations made a strong recovery. As a celebration of his good health, he organised a family walking holiday in the Borders.

On planning the family’s walk along St Cuthbert’s Way, Crosby said: “What could be better than to walk from Melrose through the Borders to Holy Island along St Cuthbert’s Way? I arranged for the whole family to walk the historic route together over a summer week in July. We thought it would be nice to celebrate the fact that my health is good enough to undertake this walk, and to use the event as a vehicle to raise money to support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland who do so much good work among those who have heart attacks and strokes.”

Crosby, a member of the Rotary Club of Westhill and District, presented a cheque for £2,000 to CHSS Regional Fundraiser Heather Morrell at a recent Rotary meeting.