Mackinnons solicitors get active to raise thousands of pounds for charity



Pictured (L-R): Sarah Polson, Martin Sinclair and Fiona Cheyne

Legal eagles from Aberdeen have been pushing themselves to their physical limits this year and have raised almost £6,000 for charities close to their hearts.

Three legal experts from Mackinnons Solicitors tackled gruelling individual challenges which took one to the top of the highest mountain in the British Isles while one ran the London Marathon and another took on the Highland Cross coast-to-coast challenge.

Sarah Polson, from Mackinnons’ dispute resolution department, Fiona Cheyne from the firm’s commercial and marine department and Mackinnons’ partner Martin Sinclair, who is a specialist in personal injury law, have raised a combined fundraising total of £5,975 for three different charities.

In June, Fiona hiked up the 1,345 metre Ben Nevis with her mum Elizabeth and raised £4,610 for the PSP Association in recognition of the support the charity provides to her dad Andy who has been diagnosed with the rare and as yet incurable Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).

Fiona said: “We had never heard of the PSP Association until earlier last year, when dad was diagnosed with the degenerative condition which limits his ability to talk, to walk, to grip and to swallow.

“The charity funds research into treatments and it’s hoped a cure can ultimately be found for both conditions. It’s thanks to the PSP Association that mum and dad have been given good practical advice and support in how to deal with dad’s condition. Their support worker keeps in touch with them over the phone and they value that greatly.”

Sarah ran the London Marathon and raised £600 for the Fishermen’s Mission while Martin raised £765 for several charities by completing the Highland Cross challenge.