We have learnt recently of the terrible news that Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall have both died in a cycling accident. They were cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust.
Both Toby and Andrew had both been amazing supporters of the trust and their fund raising efforts have meant so much in helping to establish a trust in Kirsten’s name to support young people under twenty six.
We are all devastated to learn of this dreadful accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Toby and Andrew’s families and friends at this sad time.
Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management has said: “I knew both Andrew and Toby well. They were dedicated and popular members of our senior team. The fact that they died in such tragic circumstances while trying to help others less fortunate tells you much about their selflessness and humanity. This is a terrible time for the company. More importantly our thoughts are with the families of Andrew and Toby. We will be doing everything we can to support them.”
Thursday 4 July 2013
The trust is overwhelmed by the response on the donation page and we remain shocked and saddened by this accident. The figure raised is a testament to the esteem in which Andrew and Toby were held.
The trustees will ensure that the generous donations will be used to help young people in a way that is a fitting tribute to these inspirational men and for a purpose which Andrew, Toby and Kirsten would be proud of.