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Bridge Cross Challenge

Tuesday March 3 2020

Linda Young, Jack McLelland and Sheila Parkin take part in the Tay Bridge cross in 2018

The Christian Aid Scotland bridge crosses return this year on Saturday April 25.

Started nearly 50 years ago with a sponsored walk across the Forth Road Bridge organised by the late Rev John Carrie of Queensferry Parish Church, the bridge crosses are now one of Scotland’s longest-running fundraising events, raising thousands of pounds for Christian Aid each year.

This year the walks across the Forth, Tay and Erskine bridges all start at 2pm. The Erskine Bridge event is combined with a family fun day, and at each event there will be a pre-walk warm-up, lawn games and family-friendly entertainment, refreshments and a badge at the finish line.

On previous occasions participants have chosen to run, cycle or dance across the bridge, and some church youth groups, uniformed organisations, guilds or other groups take the challenge of crossing all three bridges on the same day.

For more information, to register and to download sponsor forms and resources, visit the Christian Aid website or email Charlie on


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