Climb benefits charity

Doug presents a cheque for �1000
Doug presents a cheque for �1000

An Angus man has presented £1000 to the Multiple System Atrophy Trust charity after climbing Ben Nevis this year.

Doug Laurie presented the money at the charity’s Support Group meeting in Inverurie on November 11. He took on a sponsored climb following the death of his father, Alexander, of multiple system atrophy (MSA).

Doug paid tribute to his step-mum Dorothy, who cared for his father, saying: “She solely cared for my Dad throughout his illness with great dignity and compassion. I will never be able to thank her properly for all she did.

He added: “I tried as much as I could and on each occasion my Dad was getting worse. To see him like that was nothing compared to what Dorothy had to do providing 24 hour care and support.”

The Trust’s MSA Nurse Specialist, Katie Rigg, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Doug for this generous contribution.”