Bumper cash crop for Aid week

Christian Aid bridge walkers
Christian Aid bridge walkers

More than 300 men, women and children took part in the annual Christian Aid Forth Road Bridge Walk from Queensferry last Saturday.

With forms still to be submitted, the estimate for funds raised from the sponsored walk is expected to be in the region of £35,000.

This year’s challenge invited to people to cross the bridge as many times as possible.

The winner was Leonie Shields, from Dalgety Bay, who crossed the bridge eight times, covering roughly 12 miles.

Prior to the event, participants were entertained courtesy of the Queensferry Parish Church Ceilidh Band. And local MP Mike Crockhart got the proceedings underway.

Christian Aid spokeswoman Amy Menzies said of the fanstastic community event: “We are delighted that the 42nd Forth Bridge Cross has successfully brought together people from north and south of the Forth Road Bridge to support Christian Aid’s fight against poverty.

‘‘With over 300 people, young and old, taking part in the event this year, we estimate that over £35,000 will be raised to help some of the world’s poorest people.

‘‘Our thanks go especially to the wonderful team of volunteers that make this fantastic event possible!”

*To donate to Christian Aid Week, from May 11-17, give online at at www.caweek.org call 08080 006 006.