Atlantic Quay, has announced it has raised a total of £10k from last month’s charity abseil off the building. The funds raised will be split between two charities, Finding Your Feet and Radio Clyde Cash for Kids.
Ken Barrett of Resonance Capital, JV partner of Atlantic Quay Buildings 1-3 with Moorfield Group took the 90 ft plunge with 60 Atlantic Quay tenants. They were joined by a team of nine brave amputees including Liam Brown (11) from Coatbridge who abseiled for Finding Your Feet, the Charity that helped them get back on their feet.
Finding Your Feet was set up by Corinne Hutton (44) from Lochwinnoch. Corinne had both her hands and feet amputated after suffering pneumonia and septicaemia in June 2013. She started Finding Your Feet to help others who find themselves facing similar trauma and has since helped scores of people find their feet again in life.
Commenting on the funds raised event, Angela Higgins of Resonance Capital and joint venture partner with Moorfield Group in Buildings 1-3 Atlantic Quay said: Thank you to everyone that took part and supported our teams. £10k is a great result and every penny raised will be split equally between Finding Your Feet and Radio Clyde Cash for Kids.”
Corinne Hutton of Finding Your Feet commented: “The turnout and support from Atlantic Quay and all those who took part was humbling and the total sum raised is testament to that. The number of people who faced their fears by abseiling down the building – including nine amputees – was beyond all expectations and I think everyone who took part is grateful to Atlantic Quay for the opportunity to do so. The money raised will have a huge impact on the work that Finding Your Feet does. It will go directly towards funding opportunities for amputees to get back into recreation and employment, while contributing to the projects we run from amputee football, climbing and skiing to cycling and movement therapy.”
Clyde 1 presenter Greigsy made the leap for Cash for Kids, the Charity that supports local vulnerable children and their families.
Debbie Fraser, Regional Charity Manager for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids said: “Thanks to everyone who took part in the Atlantic Quay Abseil and contributed to this wonderful total. Every penny raised for Radio Clyde Cash for Kids goes directly to our work supporting vulnerable children and their families in communities in Glasgow and the west of Scotland throughout the whole year. The funds raised from this event will make a big difference to the work we do.”