A DOZEN staff from the County Community Hospital in Invergordon will be making the trek up Ben Nevis this month (September) as part of a fundraising challenge for Alzheimer’s Scotland.
The “Crazy County Climbers” are made up of doctors, domestics, physiotherapists and nurses and, for the majority of the group, this will be the first time they have tackled Ben Nevis.
Paul Dillon, a staff nurse based at the hospital, explained the group are keen to support the already excellent work carried out by Alzheimer’s Scotland.
He said: “I think no matter who you speak to nowadays you will come across someone who has been affected by dementia, whether it is through their personal life or their professional one. Most of us taking part in the challenge work as health professionals caring for people living with dementia and the hospital is also working towards being a dementia friendly unit so it is something we are very passionate about.”
Paul, who is from Inverness and is also the Dementia Champion for the hospital, added: “The support we have received so far has been great and we are all looking forward to taking part. Hopefully the weather plays ball and we get to enjoy the view when we’re up there.”
The group have a fundraising page so if you would like to support them in their challenge you can sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-dillon6.