An adventurous 79-year-old grandmother from Oban recently abseiled down the Cruachan Dam in aid of two local charities.

Thrill seeking Moira Thomson was on a mission to tick an abseil off her bucket list and enlisted the help of her granddaughter, Karen Macdonald.

Karen, store manager at Specsavers Oban, rallied the support of her colleagues who all got behind Moira’s ambition. Thanks to generous donations and sponsorship pledges, a grand total of £3,000 was raised in aid of Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) and Oban Mountain Rescue.

Super support
Despite the cold and wet conditions, six Specsavers employees joined Moira on Sunday 25 September for the charity abseil.

‘I am delighted that so many of our store team signed up to take part in the abseil challenge and give my gran their support,’ Karen said.

‘I’d like to thank everyone for their contributions and support and I am thrilled to be able to donate such a fantastic amount to both charities.’

A big thank you
Moira said: ‘I am over the moon that I’ve successfully ticked an item off my bucket list with the help of Specsavers Oban. It’s fantastic to be able to raise £3,000 for these two great local causes at the same time – a big thank you to everyone who supported us.’

Karen MacDonald, Iona Campbell, David Farquarson, Martyna Surowka, Toni MacIntyre and Lauren Williams-Bale all abseiled the Cruachan Dam with super gran Moira.

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