Five intrepid explorers from law firm Brodies will be taking on the Arctic to raise funds for Maggie’s Cancer Centres.
The 70km trek will start from Rovaniemi in Finland in February, and challenge the team to spend three days trekking into the Arctic Circle.
The team will have to face sub-zero temperatures and battle the elements while carrying their own equipment and sleeping in tents.
Brodies’ team includes Jenna McCosh and solicitor Naiomi Law, both from Brodies’ real estate team in Aberdeen.
They will be raising funds for Maggie’s Cancer Centres, with one of them based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Nick Scott, Brodies’ managing partner said: “We are very proud of Jenni, Jackie, Jenna, Seonaid and Naiomi for taking on the challenge that lies before them.
“As a firm, we have been supporting Maggie’s for more than 11 years.
“In that time our colleagues have demonstrated their personal commitment to this great charity and we have seen at first hand the impact that has had on individuals and families when they need it most.”
The team needs to build up physical fitness for the challenge, as well as learning vital skills including how to manage cold weather injuries.
All first time trekkers will also need to familiarise themselves with the equipment that will keep them safe in temperatures that can fall as low as -30 degrees Celsius.
Maralyn Boyle, Maggie’s Partnerships manager for Scotland said: “Their efforts will allow us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support to help people with cancer and their family and friends across Scotland.
“Thank you Brodies Arctic trekkers for all you are doing; helping Maggie’s help people with cancer live well.”
To donate go to the Baird team go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brodiesarctictrek2019