02 August 2016

Six staff members from Bright Horizons Livingston Nursery and Preschool will climb Ben Lomond this Sunday, in support of a local charity which helps children with autism.

The staff are aiming to raise £1,000 on behalf of the Source Therapy Foundation, to help treat autistic children via craniosacral therapy.

The charity was set up to treat children with the therapy and provide evidence-based practice of it via a clinical outcome study. Its focus is autistic children and children who have suffered trauma, in mainstream education in West Lothian. 

The climb takes approximately five hours and 7.5 miles to complete, reaching a height of 3193 ft. Ben Lomond sits north of Glasgow, on the east shore of Loch Lomond, and is the most southerly of Scotland’s Munros.

“This is a charity close to our hearts with having three children in our preschool room on the autistic spectrum,” said Nursery Manager Karen Bell. “The staff are very much looking forward to the walk and the spectacular views at the top.”