Gorebridge woman’s charity abseil tribute to gran

Zoe Wood, Bonnyrigg who is doing a charity abseil of the Forth Rail Bridge in July.

Zoe Wood, Bonnyrigg who is doing a charity abseil of the Forth Rail Bridge in July.

0
Have your say

A Midlothian woman is preparing to dangle herself from one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks to raise money in memory of her gran.

Zoe Wood (22) from Gorebridge, is doing a sponsored abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge on June 16.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, but Zoe is doing the abseil to raise money for Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Zoe, who works for Action Group as a support worker for children and young adults with additional support needs, is doing the abseil in memory of her gran.

Joan Tait died last October at the age of 89 at Newbyres Village Care Home in Gorebridge, following a long battle with the disease.

Zoe explained more about why she is taking part in the charity abseil off the landmark.

She said: “I’m looking forward to it.

“This is just something I saw was happening and fancied it.

“Somebody from my work had seen people abseiling and it sounded good.

“I’m just doing this myself, as all my friends are too scared to do it!”

You can sponsor Zoe by going to her Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/Zoe-Wood1 -

Read more on this in the May 23 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.