Ayr office raise over £2,400 for local mental health charity

The Ayr team during the 5 Ferries Challenge 2019

After the success of last year, our Ayr office decided again to take on the Five Ferry Challenge at the weekend for their new local mental health charity Beautiful Inside & Out (Scio).

The team managed to raise an outstanding £2,430.

Ayr office at the highest point for their Five Ferries 2019 challenge for local charity

The Five Ferries challenge is over 52 miles of cycling in less than ten hours and catching  five ferries to various locations across Scotland: Ardrossan to Brodick, Lochranza to Cloanag, Tarbet to Portavadie, Colintraive to Rhubodach on Isle of Bute, Rothesay to Wyms Bay. This year the team taking part were Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr Office, Colin Moffat, Associate, Lee Murray, Senior Solicitor, Saima Ali, Solicitor and Chantelle Robertson, Trainee Solicitor.

The team managed to finish the challenge within the 10 hour window and managed to make each ferry on time.

The Ayr team at the end of the 5 Ferries Challenge 2019

Damian White, Partner and Head of the Ayr office said: “We are delighted to have been able to raise such a fantastic amount for Beautiful Inside & Outit makes all the hours of training very much worthwhile.

"The amount raised will help the charity fund new mental health counsellors who will be able to deliver much needed help and support to vulnerable young people not only in Ayrshire but elsewhere in the country.

“So a huge thanks to everyone who supported us and made a donation, your generosity is greatly appreciated.”

Beautiful Inside & Out (Scio) is a charity that support bereaved parents and siblings of suicide victims through counselling, different types of interactive therapy and drop-in sessions.

Pauline Moriarty, Founder of Beautiful Inside & Out (Scio) said: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at the Ayr branch of Digby Brown for taking part in such adventurous pursuits in order to raise funds for the services of Beautiful Inside & Out (Scio). After the tragic suicide of our wonderful daughter Jenna, we found that there were many gaps in the system in terms of support for troubled people and for bereaved families of suicide victims.

“Beautiful Inside & Out (Scio) provides and funds counselling, play therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and art therapy. All of our services are funded by the charity so that there is no barrier to anyone receiving support. We also provide drop in sessions for troubled or bereaved people.

“Thanks so much to the Ayr office for raising such an amazing amount and to all those who have donated!”