Thought it would be great to put up this press release from our friends at RSA – they braved the abseil on Saturday in bright yellow workmen’s jackets (should that be workpeople’s jackets?) and it was a properly lovely day – sunny, great spirits from everyone and some very enjoyable abseiling too.

“Royal Sun Alliance celebrated 300 years of trading by falling a collective 30,000 feet for learning disability charity ENABLE Scotland on Saturday 19th June. Staff from RSA were parachuting and abseiling to raise thousands for the Scottish charity over the weekend, in what the insurance business sees as the perfect chance to give something back to the local community.

“RSA across the world is celebrating our 300th birthday, and the focus is on volunteering their time, donating gifts in kind and supporting fundraising events to benefit charities that we have a personal connection with,” Linda Welsh, Operations Manager of RSA in Glasgow, explains.”We have been supporting a variety of fantastic organisations including schools, hospices, animal shelters, victim support and now ENABLE Scotland. It’s a great way to give something back and means we benefit by engaging with the local community”.


The abseilers pictured, who carried out the daring drop on Saturday 19th, are all staff in RSA’s Glasgow company. They were joined too by friends, family and other adrenalin seekers for a day of abseiling from the formidable Titan Crane.”

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