Aberdeen Senior Account Manager, Pete Major, will abseil 60 feet down The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital to raise money for The Archie Foundation.
2016 is the 10th anniversary for The Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. Funds raised from the abseil go towards the transformation of the hospital environment, investing in staff support, new equipment, and providing more parent assistance.
The Archie Foundation is the official charity of child health in the North of Scotland. It was formed in 2012 to fundraise £2million before the new children’s hospital was built.
In two years they managed to raise £5.2million. Thereafter, the Archie Foundation became the official charity of the children’s hospital. They support the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, the Childrens’ Wards in Inverness and Elgin and also children’s projects in the Islands. Every penny makes a real difference to local children when they are sick. The Foundation not only offers support for the children, they are there for the parents offering accommodation. Staff are also supported with ongoing training.
“Archie are now part of my BNI networking group so I’m keen to do the abseil to support them. I also like to challenge myself every now and then for a good cause” Peter said.
Claire Bush of The Archie Foundation says: “We’ve around 240 people doing the abseil over the weekend. That’s 120 each day from 9.30am to 5pm. We’ve had a lot of people say that they’re going to dress up as they come down, so it should be quite a spectacle. The children will love seeing all the different characters climbing down the side of the hospital”.
Support Pete Major and his fundraising efforts
Pete Major is no stranger to extreme fundraising. In 2013 he jumped out of a plane with fellow BNI members in aid of Befriend A Child. He has also taken part in a fundraising disco for Maggies and a 24 mile walk for Cash For Kids.
To support Peter please donate here or come along on Saturday 27th August to cheer on all the abseilers at The Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.