Wendy to abseil off Forth Rail Bridge

Wendy Boyle will absail 165ft down the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money for charity

Wendy Boyle will absail 165ft down the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money for charity

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A BRAVE local woman is preparing to take on a mighty challenge, all in aid of charity.

Peterhead’s Wendy Boyle (nee Barrie) is getting ready to abseil 165ft down the Forth Rail Bridge on Sunday, May 19 in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

The ‘Ultimate Abseil SAS Freefall 165ft drop’ event is Wendy’s first extreme fundraising activity and admits she is looking forward to it, despite being scared of heights: “I am excited and nervous but glad I have gone ahead and signed up to do it. Hopefully by doing this, I will overcome my fear.”

Wendy works as a Cardiothoracic Advanced Nurse Practitioner and has worked in the Cardiac Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for the last 10 years.

She said: “I have looked after hundreds of local people in their times of need, whether they are having a heart attack, following chest injuries, having angiograms, pacemakers or defibrillators fitted or requiring heart bypass, heart valve or lung operations.”

Wendy has raised £1,000 in just four weeks, beating her initial target of £500.

Wendy said: “It is quite overwhelming how generous people have been so far but I want to keep going as much as possible.

“When I told everyone I would be doing the abseil they thought I was crazy!”

However she won’t be alone as three work colleages from the Cardiac Unit are also taking part.

Wendy added: “I would like to thank everyone that has sponsored me so far, it is very much appreciated.”

To sponsor Wendy visit www.justgiving.com/wendy-boyle. You can also pick up a sponsor form from 3 Inchmore Gardens, Boddam or contact 07837 074354.