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Hot air balloon enthusiast uses trip to help others

28/04/2017 philip Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Margaret Robinson, a 58-year-old podiatrist from Alexandria in West Dunbartonshire, recently embarked upon the trip of her life and used this opportunity to help others.

Robinson has always been a fan of hot air balloons and has spent years dreaming of the day she would finally get to take a hot air balloon flight of her own. Her podiatry treatment room mirrors this love as it features numerous images of the airborne vehicles.

Much to her surprise, she was presented with the gift of a hot air balloon flight to ensure that these dreams would come true.

Robinson has spent years raising money for various charities and is known as a charity champion in her native Scotland. The mum-of -three has raised thousands for charities, including St Margaret’s Hospice and Robin House alongside her late husband.

When she received the gift, she thought about how she could put it to good use in terms of raising further funds for a good cause. She decided to focus on St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, which is the oldest and largest hospice in Scotland and Robinson has set up a JustGiving page in a bid to raise funds to help the hospice.

Robinson’s hot air balloons adventure took place in Creif, a town located close to 20 miles from the city of Perth in Scotland. Many other people choose to take up a hot air balloon flight for reasons aside from charity, including celebrating a special occasion.

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