Lifesaving footsteps

It’s been a busy few months of fundraising at St Andrew’s First Aid with volunteers and staff pounding the pavements to raise much needed pounds (and pennies!) for our charity.

In May Susan Redpath took part in the Stirling marathon in memory of her father Dr Douglas Bremner. Before he sadly passed away, Dr Bremner was associated with St Andrew’s First Aid for over 40 years, the last 25 of which he served as a Trustee.  Dr Bremner was appointed Commandant in Chief in 2005.  He had a passion for first aid and was fondly thought of by our volunteers who were inspired by his strong leadership. Completing the race in an amazing 4 hours 13 minutes 57 seconds, Susan raised over £1,000 – a truly remarkable achievement.

Then in June it was the boys’ turn to take up the challenge and conquer the Men’s 10k in Glasgow. Seven of our brave volunteers hit the ground running and worked up a sweat all for a good cause.   Everyone had a great day and the team raised over £1,000 for St Andrew’s First Aid.

At the beginning of September a group of our volunteers took on the Queensferry Crossing and won to raise money for our youth section. The team had a fantastic time making their way across Scotland’s newest bridge and took in the scenery as well as lots of sponsorship money. So far they have raised over £300 which will go a long way in smashing the fundraising target the youth section has set itself.

But the fundraising didn’t stop there! Not to be out done by our dedicated volunteers, members of staff decided to get in on the fundraising action and signed up to take part in this year’s KiltWalk in Dundee and Edinburgh.

First aid Trainers Vince Mullen and Neil Purnell and Senior Fundraiser Kirsty Smith wore out the tarmac in Dundee whilst our very own Chief Executive Stuart Callison put his money where his mouth is and took part in the event in Edinburgh.

No easy feat, the KiltWalk is made up of three different lengths of walk ranging from 5 miles to a gruelling 26 miles. Thankfully everyone survived to tell the tale even if their feet were just a little bit sore! The final total of funds raised is still being tallied but it looks like targets have been smashed.

Well done to all our fantastic fundraisers! We would like to thank you all for challenging yourself and raising so much money for our charity. We really do appreciate it and the funds raised will support our community outreach work across Scotland.

If you have been inspired by our fundraisers and would like to follow in their footsteps then please email for information about upcoming challenge events or you can download our fundraising pack from our website

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