Community / TL Dallas staff raise over £2,500 for good causes

Staff from TL Dallas' Lerwick office, from left to right: Rory Irvine, Fiona Reid, Ruth Newbold and Lynne Deyell.. Missing from the photo is Joanne Goudie. Photo: Shetland News.

STAFF at a Shetland insurance broker have been clocking up the miles to raise over £2,500 for a range of good causes over the past few months.

A team of five workers at TL Dallas chalked up almost 600 miles between them to raise £845 for local mental health charity Mind Your Head’s “July jaunt” challenge.


Associate Director Ruth Newbold raised a further £285 for Alzheimer’s Scotland. She took part in the charity’s annual “memory walk” while staying in Sandness in September.

Meanwhile, staff member Lynne Deyell covered 26 miles in as many days during August to raise £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“So many lives are turned upside down by this horrific disease and the Macmillan cancer team work tirelessly to provide every kind of support for those going through it,” Lynne said.

Joanne Goudie (left) and Lynne Deyell (right) on one of her late night fundraising walks.

Between those three efforts a total of £1,300 was raised, which the company has matched, to give a total of £2,600.

The Shetland team have previously contributed to fundraising for the aforementioned charities, along with CRUK Relay for Life, the MRI scanner appeal and Dogs Against Drugs.

Ruth said: “I am very proud of our achievements pre-lockdown as part of our centenary celebrations and delighted to have got off to a good start once things started opening up again this year. I would also like to thank all our friends, family and clients who support us so generously.”