Iconic Perthshire hotel to host charity open day for Scottish Charity Air Ambulance

SCAA operations support officer Russell Mackay and community fundraiser Caryn Whitelaw at Action Glen

A LEADING Scottish hotel group has announced that it will host a charity open day, with all takings going to its new charity partner, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels has pledged to donate the funds from visitors attending Action Glen, located at Crieff Hydro Hotel in Perthshire, on Wednesday 2 August 2023, while a further five per cent of all takings from the hotel on the day will also go towards supporting SCAA’s life-saving service.

Action Glen has become a firm favourite with guests and visitors alike at Crieff Hydro, and those looking for an action-packed day of adventure will be able to indulge in a wide range of activities, all while contributing to the worthwhile cause. 

The attraction offers an array of exhilarating activities amid the picturesque surroundings of the hotel’s grounds and thrill seekers of all ages will be able to enjoy an array of activities including a tree top adventure, zip lines, segways, quad bikes, alpaca trekking and much more.

Stephen Leckie, Chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, said: “We are proud to support Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance by donating every penny from ticket sales and refreshments from Action Glen to our fantastic charity partner.

“Their dedication to saving lives across Scotland is remarkable, and we urge guests, the local community and those from further afield to come along to Action Glen on the 2nd of August for what promises to be an unforgettable day of fun and adventure, all in the name of a good cause.”

David Craig, CEO of SCAA, said: “The day at Action Glen looks set to be a success, with lots of exhilarating fun for those attending as well as some welcome support for the charity.

“SCAA relies entirely on donations from organisations and individuals to sustain what has become a vital life-saving service for everyone in Scotland, which is why we’re delighted with the ongoing support that the Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels has shown us.

“The hotel group welcomes thousands of visitors to Scotland every year and SCAA is there to react to any emergency when visitors or residents – on both the mainland and Scotland’s many islands – need our help.

“SCAA attends serious illness and injury where our vital rapid response service is required and we can’t thank Stephen and his entire staff enough for recognising the value of what we do.

“We hope everyone has a fun and safe day at Action Glen!”

SCAA has a crew based at Perth airport, close to the hotel’s flagship property, Crieff Hydro, and the charity recently marked its 10th anniversary. 

Since May 2013, SCAA has doubled its operation, launching an Aberdeen base in 2020 and responding to more than 5,000 call outs. 

It has raised over £50 million and flown nearly half a million miles, saving thousands of lives and impacting on thousands more, particularly in remote and rural areas.

To learn more about the charity, visit: www.scaa.org.uk.

To explore Crieff Hydro’s portfolio of hotels located across Perthshire, Dundee, the Scottish Borders and the Highlands, visit: www.crieffhydrofamily.com.

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