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Edinburgh concierge team take 135foot jump for charity

The team behind Edinburgh’s Old Town Chambers, five-star serviced apartments, have swapped greeting guests for abseiling 135ft down the home of Scottish Rugby, all in the name of charity.  
The six-strong concierge team, including John Read, Bartek Malysa, Piotr Kolasinski, Andrew Scott, Ian Cowan and Kasia Juchniewicz, decided to explore their charitable side last week and abseil down the capital’s Murrayfield Stadium in aid of Stroke Association.

The team have already raised a generous £525 in aid of the charity which aims to combat stroke in people of all ages across the UK.  

Julie Grieve, CEO of Lateral City, operators of Old Town Chambers, said: “I am extremely proud of the concierge team that put themselves forward for this abseiling challenge.  

“It’s not only been a great opportunity for the team to bond and learn an exciting new skill, but the money raised is going to a fantastic cause.  

“Hopefully they can raise much money as possible and continue to take part in similar fundraising activities in the future.”   

Ian Cowan, a member of the concierge team, added: “Doing the abseil was quite a daunting task, especially when you get to the top and see how far up you actually are.  

“But to know the money is going to such a worthwhile cause made it all worth it.”

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