On Sunday 17th March I will be abseiling the Falkirk Wheel in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, which is our charity of the year at Merck Stirling.

They provide specialist Hospice care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, caring for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.

All Hospice services are free and are provided when and where they are needed- in patients’ own homes, in hospitals and care homes and in the Hospice at Denny.

The Hospice needs £15,000 each day to keep the services running. Rachel Henderson