Gilson Gray to compete in ‘survival challenge’ for charity

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Lawyers at Gilson Gray are swapping the legal books for hiking boots as they undertake a charity challenge on one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks.

An intrepid team from the firm will take part in ‘Survival on the Seat’, which sees teams compete in a set of outdoor tasks on Arthur’s Seat.

The challenges themselves are being kept under wraps by organisers, the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC), who will use all money raised to transform the lives of young people in hospital.

The group of four from Gilson Gray, dubbed ‘The Salisbury Craggers’, will compete against other businesses in 10 survival skills challenges to try and take home the ‘Survival on the Seat’ trophy.

Vanessa Kennedy, marketing director at Gilson Gray, said: “We’re extremely proud of our charity partnership with ECHC, so when we heard about this challenge, we jumped at the chance to get involved.

“At Gilson Gray, we like to challenge ourselves by thinking outside of the box, so when this slightly unusual charity event came up, it was the perfect fit.

“Our Salisbury Craggers team consists of Emma, Rachael, Jonny and Iain. They are all passionate about our charity work and are looking forward to raising as much money as possible for a great cause - and hopefully lifting the trophy at the end of the challenges.”

Iain Grant, solicitor at Gilson Gray, said: “The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is very close to me and my family.

“My youngest son Jack has been in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children several times over the last couple of years and we’ve seen first-hand the great work of the charity.

“Not only have they helped to bring some fun to Jack’s time in hospital, the Drop in Centre which they provide, played a role in keeping my wife and I sane during some really stressful times.”

Survival on the Seat takes place in Holyrood Park on Thursday, April 19, from 10am to 3pm.

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