Ben Nevis trek for Music Fest fund-raisers

Pictured are the group at the top of Ben nevis
Pictured are the group at the top of Ben nevis

The organisers of the first Brechin Music Fest have gone to great lengths to raise money - in fact they’ve gone 4,406 foot .

A group of intrepid walkers set out to conquer Ben Nevis in aid of the first ever Brechin Music Fest.

The 11-strong party set off on Saturday, June 8, to tackle the UK’s tallest mountain.

The fund-raisers consisted of Douglas Johnston, Christopher Black, Frank Macdonald, Chlo Sharpe, Danielle-leigh Emmerson, Alex Walker, Ross Walker, April Walker, Heather Walker, John Harper and Graeme Strachan, with all 11 makign it to the summit

Organisers of the music festival later congratulated them on their efforts.

With all 11 walkers reaching the top, the group raised an incredible total of £1157 through sponsorship.

The money raised will help towards the cost of the Music Fest, which is scheduled to take place on August 30 and August 31.

A fund-raising night also took place on June 15, with a ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s themed disco night being held at the City Club. Over 150 people attended, raising a total of £970 in the process.

Organisers also confirmed that the tickets for The Complete Stone Roses, who are headlining the City Hall on Friday, August 30, will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 1, from the Brechin Advertiser office at 13 Swan Street, with tickets priced at £16.50 cash or cheque only. No phone reservations can be made.

Organisers have added that there will be absolutely no alcoholic drinks permitted on the balcony at the City Hall and that this should be kept in mind when purchasing tickets.

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