Art teacher raises nearly £800 with daring abseil challenge

Posted: 25/05/2017 | Education,

Royal Blind School art teacher Jillian Logan has raised nearly £800 for Royal Blind by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Jilly joined the school in August and was inspired by the work Royal Blind does to support visually impaired children and adults.

And on Sunday she took part in a daring abseil from the 165ft bridge, smashing her £500 fundraising goal to raise £756. 

Jilly abseiling from the Forth Rail BridgeJilly said: "The hardest part was climbing over the fence at the top and letting go -  my brain wanted to, but my arms and legs just weren't co-operating! When I eventually did manage to climb over and let go it was amazing - an experience like no other! The views were incredible.

"I was amazed by how many people were abseiling for all sorts of different Scottish charities - there was a nice atmosphere on the beach.

"I was really pleased to go over my target by so much. I started out aiming for £500 and ended up raising over £750 thanks to all my generous friends, family and colleagues."

I started working at the Royal Blind School as the Art teacher in August. I think the school is fantastic and I'm really enjoying working with the pupils. I thought it'd be nice to do something to raise funds for such a good cause.

To anyone thinking about taking part in an abseil in the future - do it! It was good fun and felt great raising funds for such a worthwhile cause.