Art teacher to take the plunge in Forth Rail Bridge abseil fundraiser

Posted: 15/03/2017 | Education,

A Royal Blind School art teacher is preparing to abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge in a bid to raise £500 for Royal Blind.

Art teacher jilly smiling for cameraJillian Logan, of Rosyth, joined the school in August and was inspired by the work Royal Blind does to support visually impaired children and adults.

Now she is getting ready to take the plunge from the 165ft bridge on 21 May.

The 27-year-old said it would provide a new point of view of the bridge she sees during her drive to work each day.

To sponsor Jillian, visit her Everyday Hero page.

She said: “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.

“I have always wanted to do a bungee jump or skydive, but never had the chance. When I heard about this opportunity to abseil down the Forth Rail Bridge I thought it sounded like fun!

“I live in Fife and travel over the Forth by car to work in Edinburgh every day, so I'm familiar with the views. It'll be nice to see them from a different perspective!”

Jillian is one of five people taking part in the challenge on behalf of Royal Blind.

The money raised will go towards Royal Blind’s services that support visually impaired children and adults across the Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Jillian added: “I've never done anything like it before and I'm not afraid of heights generally, so I'm excited to see the sights as I make my way down. However, I can't say for definite I won't get nervous when I'm up there, especially if it's windy!”

If you are interested in taking part in a challenge event for Royal Blind, visit our website.