Optical assistant at Specsavers Kilmarnock, Heather Mercer, has received a letter of thanks from a local MP for her charity efforts. 

Heather recently completed a 165ft freefall abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry, raising more than £400 for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance.

Cathy Jamieson, MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, contacted Heather with the following message of support:

‘I was really pleased to read in the Kilmarnock Standard about your fundraising for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance with your partner Thomas. I'm sure that everyone involved with the charity will greatly appreciate your efforts. You should both be very proud.’

Vital service

Heather has now undertaken two descents for the charity alongside her partner Thomas - who is an employee with the Scottish Ambulance Service on the air desk – and says she plans to continue raising funds for the organisation.

Heather says: ‘It was lovely to receive such a kind letter and see someone be so thoughtful.  

‘Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance provides a vital service and relies solely on donations to keep going so I’m hopeful I can add more cash to the pot with more fundraising in the future.

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