On Saturday 14th May, 2016, Brethren from 14 Provinces made their way to the banks of the River Clyde at the SECC at the to participate in the Zip Line Challenge – “To help tackle prostate cancer in Scotland by supporting the Prostate Scotland’s Blue Horizon Robot Appeal for robot assisted prostate cancer surgery in Scotland”
They assembled at the south side of the river, near to the BBC Scotland Studio’s where they got harnessed up with the relevant safety equipment before making their way on foot over the Bell’s Bridge to the north bank at the SSEC, near to the Finnieston Crane. Awaiting them there was a crane, which hoisted them up 150 feet in a basket. They were then attached to a wire before stepping off and being launched down the wire slide, over the River Clyde and back to the south bank.
It was hoped that the Zip Line Challenge would raise £30, 000 – £35,000.
It actually raised an incredible £100,000 for the Blue Horizon Appeal.
Our small Province contributed £5,000 towards the total.
The following Brethren participated in the challenge –
Lodge Greenock Kilwinning No. XII
Brothers Bob Bain and Allan Glen
Lodge Greenock St. John’s No. 175
Brothers Jim Campbell and Tom Harkins
Lodge Cumberland Kilwinning No. 217
Brothers Fraser Hamilton and Jamie Donnelly
Lodge Firth of Clyde, Gourock No. 626 & PGL of Renfrewshire West
Brother Jim Livingstone PGM
Lodge Crawfurdsburn No. 1121
Brother John Laird
From Lodge Inverkip Ardgowan No. 1425
Brothers Scott Kerr and Robert Harron.
The PGM would like to thank the participants for their efforts and to everyone who sponsored them in raising money for this good cause.