Tackling Ben Nevis

BEN NEVIS CHALLENGERS: Alec Robbie and Kate Simpson with the members of the community they have encouraged to help them raise some funds.'photosonlocation.co.uk

BEN NEVIS CHALLENGERS: Alec Robbie and Kate Simpson with the members of the community they have encouraged to help them raise some funds.'photosonlocation.co.uk

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TWO charity-minded Kirriemuir people have clubbed together to take on a Ben Nevis challenge.

And what’s more they have encouraged many more members of the community to join them.

Alec Robbie, who works for Dundee Audi, a company which has chosen Maggies Cancer Care as their charity to support for the year, decided that a Ben Nevis hill walk would be a great way to raise funds.

Together with Ruth Simpson, who sadly lost her mother Kate in 2003 to cancer, they will also be raising money for the Kate Simpson Cancer Fund.

Alec said: “We wanted to get the whole community involved so we have been spreading the word throughout the town to find people who want to help.

“So far we have been overwhelmed by the response and those people who have come forward and are prepared to go that extra mile.”

The walk will take place on Sunday, May 6 and the fundraisers will all set off as a group.

This will be the second event the group have held as they also hosted a successful quiz night at the Newton Hotel last year. From this they managed to raise £300 for their causes.

Alec added: “I would also like to thank our other helpers such as the big Co-op in Kirriemuir providing a celebration barbecue for after the walk.

“Michael Smith from Flying Scotscam has also joined us as he wants to raise money. The plan is he will take the equipment up Ben Nevis with us and if it is a nice day hopefully he will be able to take some good shots.”