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Sainsbury’s Quartermile Raise Over £2,300 for Venture Trust in 165ft Abseil Challenge!

On Sunday 8th June 14 very brave Sainsbury’s staff got ready to drop 165ft from the Forth Rail Bridge in their abseil challenge... all in aid of Venture Trust!

Lined up in their Venture Trust T-shirts (and one volunteer in a Spiderman Costume!), Sainsbury’s staff got ready to lower themselves over the side of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry. The sun was out, spirits were high, and despite a couple of members of staff having a crushing fear of heights, everyone reached solid ground without a hitch!

Venture Trust has had unwavering support from Sainsbury’s Quartermile who have chosen Venture Trust as their charity of the year for two years now. Over the two years, from June 2012 until June 2014, the staff at Sainsbury’s Quartermile have managed to raise over £4,000 for Venture Trust; an amazing achievement which has really made a difference in helping to support the young people we work with.

Venture Trust and Sainsbury’s have taken part in a number of fun and challenging activities together, some of which include running our first ever bake sale with the help of Sainsbury’s Quartermile, organising fun days together, taking part in Sainsbury’s Meadows Mile, and Sainsbury’s Quartermile have donated over £250 worth of hygiene packs for the young people Venture Trust work with, which made a real difference in helping to support their independence. Finally, let’s not forget the daunting Forth Rail Bridge abseil!

A massive well done to everyone who got involved in the abseil and a huge thank you to all the Sainsbury’s Quartermile staff that have supported Venture Trust over the past two years. We’re very much looking forward to working with many of you again, as well as any new staff that have started this year... now who fancies losing the abseil rope and skydiving next year?

For more information about how you too can get involved just visit our events page!

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