It was best foot forward on the rugged Pentland Hills this weekend as SELECT got behind the President’s Walk to raise much-needed funds for the industry’s own charity.
More than 20 people (and dogs) took part in the challenging six mile hike from the Hillend Ski Slope over Caerketton and Allermuir Hills, enjoying views across Edinburgh and the attractive thatched cottages of Swanston village.
The walkers all made donations to the Electrical Industries Charity, which provides financial relief and practical support to people who have worked or are working in electrical-related industries. The day raised around £500.00.
Kevin Griffin, the SELECT President, said: “It was a great day out for everyone, with some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland and refreshments afterwards in the SELECT offices at The Walled Garden on the Bush Estate.
“I would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to support the electrical industry’s own charity which does some marvellous work looking after people less fortunate than ourselves.”
Marcella McArthur, Regional Business Development Manager for the Electrical Industries Charity, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support for the President’s Walk which will raise very welcome funds for people in need.”
The EIC helps all people working within the electrical, electronics and energy community, as well as their family members and retired colleagues, through the provision of four workplace programmes covering families, apprentices, pensioners and practical support.
These programmes, which give the industry access to financial grants and a comprehensive range of free and confidential services, are provided thanks to company donors, sponsors, volunteer committee members and fundraisers.