NorthLink Ferries crewmembers have launched a fundraising campaign for award-winning charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, with the aim of supporting stroke nurses in the north east of Scotland.
Kathryn Fullerton from Scalloway in Shetland is leading the campaign, which will see the NorthLink Ferries’ team organise and take part in a series of activities over the next twelve months including a sponsored walk from Lerwick to Scalloway, a raffle and race night.
Speaking of the campaign, Kathryn, who is the Shop Supervisor on board MV Hjaltland, said: “We are all extremely excited to launch the campaign and get started in raising as much as possible for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.
“This is a great charity and with support from our colleagues, family, friends and local businesses, I’m sure we can all work together to help raise funds for a fantastic cause.”
With someone in Scotland suffering from a heart attack every 55 minutes, the Scottish health charity focuses on improving the quality of lives of people affected by chest, heart and stroke illnesses with services including a Freephone advice line, professional nurses, treatment and support.
Katie Jones, Fundraising Officer (North East) at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, added: “We are very grateful for the support from Kathryn and her colleagues at NorthLink Ferries. I am sure this will help us to raise vital awareness of our services and support systems that operate in the very heart of the local north east community to help those who suffer from debilitating chest, heart and stroke illness.
“Everyone involved really is going to a great effort and it is truly appreciated.”
Last year Kathryn and her colleagues successful raised more than £3,700 for the charity Bloodwise with the support and generosity of local people and businesses.”
For more information about Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, visit www.chss.org.uk