“Your View” at the Forth Bridge, Events Committee
This committee has shown outstanding and on-going commitment since it was first piloted in 2017. Since then they have successfully organised three events and raised a total of £223,365. The core committee consists of key representatives from Balfour Beatty, Network Rail, Transport Scotland and ‘The Briggers’ who are instrumental to the success of the event. They support all planning and delivery of the event which goes over and above their day jobs and have dedicated a number of hours to ensure the event is a success. They make these contributions free of charge, and Barnardo’s receives 100% of the money from ticket sales.
The committee have seen the event grow in success, from raising £20,500 in the first year to raising £137,775 in the third year of the event. The event takes place on the bridge, where attendees receive an interactive presentation from ‘The Briggers’ before ascending to the 361-foot high platform where they can experience uninterrupted views of Edinburgh and the Fife coastline. In 2019, they introduced a higher level of ticket providing more opportunities for attendees and in turn raising more money for Barnardo’s.
Guests have given exceptional feedback to the event, often commenting on the knowledge and passion of those running the event. The committee have been a pleasure for Barnardo’s to work with and have gone over and above to ensure that guests have the best experience possible, and raise as much money as possible for Barnardo’s.