Newly-weds gifts summit special

Delphine and Stuart Reid are going to climb to Mt Everest base camp for their honeymoon'Photo Emma Mitchell'10/12/11
Delphine and Stuart Reid are going to climb to Mt Everest base camp for their honeymoon'Photo Emma Mitchell'10/12/11

Newly-weds Delphine and Stuart Reid have just gone up the aisle - and now they are planning to go up Everest.

The couple, from Milngavie, decided they wanted a real challenge as they started life together - so when they got married earlier this year they asked friends and family to donate to their charity trek to the Himalayas rather than buy wedding presents.

They are due to make the trip to the mountain’s Base Camp in February on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care and have raised £5,500 of the £7,500 they need to hit their target.

Now, with time running out, they are appealing for more help to get them there.

Delphine (28), who is originally from France and works as a freelance translator, said: “We’ve never done anything like this before. We just thought we’d go for it and try to do something a bit different.

“We’ve started training and have done Ben Lomond and Ben Nevis, but getting to Everest Base Camp will be something else.

“Our family and friends think we’re completely crazy, but we wanted to have an adventure and raise money for a great cause at the same time.

“We’ve lived together for three years and we’ve got most of the things we need, so we thought that if people were going to spend money on wedding gifts, that money could be put to better use, so we asked people to donate instead.

“We’ve got £2,000 still to go, so any help will be much appreciated.”

If you would like to contribute to Delphine and Stuart’s charity trek, go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/stuartanddelphine