This year, activpayroll has introduced two Scottish Charities to its fundraising efforts, Children 1st and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) now make up two of activpayroll’s four chosen charities for 2017.

Having already completed a range of challenges in 2017 for the two charities, including the 26 mile Aberdeen Kiltwalk, the past couple of months have seen the activpayroll team complete three massive challenges.

On Sunday 17th September, the Aberdeen and Edinburgh activpayroll offices came together to complete the Edinburgh Kiltwalk in aid of SAMH. The team of eight joined a group of over 3,000 participants and walked a total of 12 miles, starting and finishing at the iconic Murrayfield Stadium. Funds raised will go towards helping SAMH provide mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others across Scottish communities.

Later on in September, two members of the Aberdeen team completed the Loch Ness Marathon in aid of Children 1st. On Sunday 24th September, Mhairi and Steve took in the stunning scenery of Loch Ness, starting and finishing the 26 miles at Bught Park in Inverness.

This month, Simon and Carolyn from the Edinburgh activpayroll office took the plunge and completed Scotland’s biggest abseil from one of the country’s most iconic structures to raise funds for Children 1st. The challenge saw the pair abseil (free-fall style) down the Forth Rail Bridge (a 165ft drop), landing on the sandy beach below in South Queensferry.

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, helping families put children first, with practical advice and support in difficult times. Children 1st aims to provide excellent services which promote the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people. Helping vulnerable children and young people thrive safely within their families is at the heart of what we do.

To find out what else the team has been doing for charity this year, please visit our 2017 CSR page

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