Falkirk FC invited Bairns Business Club members Stuart Scott and Stephen Carr to The Falkirk Stadium ahead of their fundraising trek to Kilimanjaro in aid of our official charity partners Strathcarron Hospice.
The pair were given a pre-trip team talk from manager Ray McKinnon and assistant manager Darren Taylor, as well as some health and wellbeing tips from our head of Sports Science Graeme Henderson.
Commercial Director, Kieran Koszary, said:
“On behalf of Falkirk FC we wish everyone taking part in the Trek good luck in their quest to raise money for the fantastic cause of Strathcarron Hospice.”
“We are always privileged to be in a position to support our partners at the Hospice and hopefully the visit to the stadium will help Stuart and Stephen through what will be an extremely gruelling, yet rewarding experience”
Coleena Brodie, Event Fundraiser, said:
“We have 21 people taking part in the Kilimanjaro Trek this year and we are all in awe of their efforts to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice. So far, the team have raised over £43,000 for Strathcarron Hospice and this will help us continue to provide specialist end of life care, love and support to local people living with, and dying from, a terminal illness.”
“The trek will most definitely be a difficult challenge and will see our team trekking between five and eight hours per day for seven consecutive days, in harsh conditions. The team will battle with fatigue, blisters, attitude sickness and extreme temperatures, however it will be an amazing experience which will raise vital funds to help local people at the most difficult of times.”
To donate to the Kilimanjaro Challenge and Strathcarron Hospice please text “KILI” to 70085. This costs £5 plus your standard rate message.