Ski and snowboard charity challenge

A LEADING cancer charity is calling on Bearsden and Milngavie ski and snowboard enthusiasts to get on board for their snow sports challenge.

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for enthusiasts to attempt the virtual descent of Ben Nevis, Mont Blanc or Everest, Britain, Europe and the World’s highest mountains at the Glencoe Ski Centre on Sunday, April 1.

The event is also open to children, providing they meet the required standard, and it can be completed as a relay event involving teams of skiers or boarders.

Those courageous enough to take up the challenge will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 with all proceeds being used to fund vital cancer services in local communities across Scotland.

Elsie Riley, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for East Dunbartonshire, said: “We’re challenging East Dunbartonshire snow enthusiasts to show their adventurous side and do something really special.

“It will be an amazing and memorable experience, and a real rush. All the money raised will be used to support and improve the lives of local people affected by cancer.”

For more information, call 07801 307039 or e-mail ERiley@mcamillan.org.uk