Katrina’ charity abseil

Dalkeith Specsavers optical assistant Katrina Glynn takes part in a charity abseil from the Forth Bridge

Dalkeith Specsavers optical assistant Katrina Glynn takes part in a charity abseil from the Forth Bridge

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More than £800 has been raised for Alzheimer’s Scotland after brave Katrina Glynn abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Dalkeith Specsavers optical assistant Katrina, took on the daredevil charity challenge last month in an effort to repay the kindness she has received from the charity and in a bid to help other families.

Store director Craig Selbie was impressed by her daring attitude: “We are so proud of Katrina and what she has accomplished for the charity,” he said. “A fundraising event of this kind shows her dedication and determination to help raise awareness of, and make a real difference to Alzhimer’s Scotland.”

Thirty-three-year-old Katrina boldly completed the 165ft freefall abseil in South Queensferry to raise money for the charity which she says is close to her heart.

“My mum was diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago at the age of 52. Alzheimer’s Scotland was so supportive in arranging activities and day trips for her, so I wanted to help the charity support other families going through the same thing.

“The abseil challenge was scary but it was well worth it having raised so many hundreds of pounds for a worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who sponsored me,” she explained.

Katrina, who has worked at Specsavers Dalkeith for almost two years, plans to continue fundraising throughout the year for the charity.