Charity

High-flying Partick lawyer zip slides over the River Clyde for Alzheimer Scotland

By Ellen Thomson at

A family lawyer based in the West End has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Judith Higson took part in a zip slide across the River Clyde raising more than £400.

The mother of two said she was thrilled to help Alzheimer Scotland.

JUDITH HIGSON

Judith was supported by her two daughters on the day

Judith, associate director at Scullion Law on Dumbarton Road in Partick, has been trained to advise clients with dementia issues.

Her colleague Yvonne Flemming, who works out of the firm’s Hamilton office, did a sponsored walk during World Alzheimer Month and raised £300.

Judith said: “Scullion Law’s commitment to the charity gave me the boost to go ahead.

‘Positive difference’

“Everyone here supported and encouraged me to be brave and face the fear.

“Having my family there meant there was no going back as I wanted to show my children what they can do themselves.”

She said: “
I love an adrenaline-charged challenge and wanted to make a positive difference.”

The firm is currently in the running for Glasgow Business Awards Healthy & Active Workplace.

Staff are encouraged to take part in fundraising to help the community and improve personal wellbeing.

judith Higson

Hanging by a thread: Judith zip wires over the River Clyde to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland

Diana McLeish, community champion at Scullion LAW, said: “It is important for us to prioritise the wellbeing of our team by getting them involved with events out of the office and away from their desks.

“Fresh air helps to clear the head and fundraising gives a welcome distraction to all by allowing us focus on something really positive.

“Everyone has the power to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

“Pushing the team out of their comfort zones to successfully complete a challenge, gives them a sense of pride and achievement which in turn makes them feel great.”

Yvonne said: “
As dementia plays a big part in my family’s history, it was bittersweet to take part in the walk but we never know what the future will bring and if could stop this from happening further down the line by helping to fund research, then every little helps.”