Corwar Crag Abseil Raises Over £6k For The Stroke Association

A successful charity Abseil took place at Cowar Crag near Newton Stewart this month and raised over £6,000 for the Stroke Association.

The abseil was organised by local resident Stewart Anderson, a long-standing volunteer with the Stroke Association.

48 participants were recruited and local businesses were also involved.  This included Abernethy Barcaple outdoor centre who ran the event and kept everyone safe.  The Co-op in Newton Stewart and Rowan Glen provided refreshments to help keep energy levels up.

Stewart said:

We set out with the idea of an Abseil as an eye-catching event, and the professionals quickly came up with the ideal venue, only six miles from our town (Newton Stewart).  I estimated that, if we made £2,000 for The Stroke Association, I’d be delighted.  This event really captured the imagination of many and generated respect for the 48 participants who were prepared to tackle the 120ft Crag!  As a result, the figure has far exceeded my wildest imaginings and has now gone above £6,300!  I’m genuinely overwhelmed with the response.”
Madeline Donnelly, Relationship Fundraiser for the Stroke Association said:
“We are thrilled with the generosity of others for this event.  I’d like to thank all those participants, their family and friends for their support.  The funds raised will go towards funding research and supporting people rebuild their lives after stroke.”

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