Four Pitmedden ladies are preparing to hike to the top of Ben Nevis to raise money for The ARCHIE Foundation.
Angie Stemp and her friends Michelle Baguley, Alison Burgess and Nicola Clark, have determined to raise some much needed cash for the charity by hiking the West Highland way in August, and finishing the event with ‘a wee stroll’ to the top of Ben Nevis.
The group are taking on the challenge as a thank you to the charity and staff at The Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH) for their help and support following frequent visits to the hospital by Angie’s niece, Summer Carr who lives in Lerwick.
Summer was born in May last year to mum Marie and dad Brian, and has been diagnosed with Arthrogryposis and other neurological issues which means that the family has made the long journey to RACH in Aberdeen many times, and there will be many more trips in the future.
The ARCHIE Foundation has been able to help the family and offer support for Summer, especially through the ARCHIE funded parent accommodation which has enabled the family to stick closer together through this difficult time.
Angie said: “Summer has received wonderful care from all the staff in RACH but the additional support from ARCHIE for my brother Brian and Marie has made all the difference for them.
“Coming such a long distance so many times, they have been delighted to have been given accommodation close to Summer, as well as other help to make the trips as good as they can be.
“Summer has a lot of issues to contend with, but she is such an inspiration with her happy, smiley, bright nature.
“We know she will have to visit hospital here in Aberdeen for a long time, so we just want to say our own ‘Thank you’ to ARCHIE for being there for the family.”
Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/shetland-summer or donate £5 by texting AWHW96 to 70070.