Aberdeen man with the Borders in his heart

At the end of their journey: Crosby Chisholm enjoys the sun with his wife Evelyn, daughter Catriona, granddaughter Ilona and their dogs, Glen and Hendrix, by the statue of St Aidan in Lindisfarne.
At the end of their journey: Crosby Chisholm enjoys the sun with his wife Evelyn, daughter Catriona, granddaughter Ilona and their dogs, Glen and Hendrix, by the statue of St Aidan in Lindisfarne.

Native Borderer and current Aberdonian Crosby Chisholm and his family have successfully raised a fantastic £2,000 for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Crosby, who raised his family in the Aberdeen area but himself grew up in the Borders, had a heart attack six years ago and after two emergency operations made a strong recovery. As a celebration of his good health, he organised a family walking holiday along the St Cuthbert’s Way in the Borders.

On planning the family’s walk, Crosby said: “What could be better than to walk from Melrose through the Borders to Holy Island along St Cuthbert’s Way? We thought it would be nice to celebrate the fact that my health is good enough to undertake this walk, and to use the event as a vehicle to raise money to support Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland who do so much good work among those who have heart attacks and strokes.”

Crosby presented a cheque for £2,000 to CHSS regional fundraiser Heather Morrell at a Rotary Club meeting. Heather said: “We are delighted to accept this generous donation. The money raised will have a real impact on our ability to continue supporting those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness across Scotland. In Grampian alone more than 19,000 people have coronary heart disease and a further 8,500 are affected by stroke. We’re very grateful to Mr Chisholm and his family’s efforts, and we’d like to express our thanks to everyone who supported the effort.”