Group scale Nevis to raise £2000 for two charities

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Two charities are set to benefit from a funding boost after three local men successfully scaled Ben Nevis - the UK’s highest mountain.

Doug Laurie, Steven Laurie and Dean Greig completed a sponsored walk to the top of the 1,344 m mountain on Saturday August 8.

As well as using the walk to fundraise for their two chosen charities, the group also held a raffle, and were able to raise a grand total of £2000.

The money will be split equally between Diabetes Scotland and MSA Trust.

Doug presented a cheque for £1000 to Diabetes Scotland at the Northern Hotel last Thursday.

The charity is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

A further cheque of £1000 will be handed over in November to MSA Trust - which is the UK’s support and information service for people with multiple system atrophy, their families and carers.

The charity also funds research to find the cause, and hopefully one day, cure for MSA.

Colin Smith also completed the walk, raising money for Breast Cancer.