18 June 2009
Two challenges for charity

Today, father and son Pete and Al Clunas fly to Tanzania to start their eight-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Highland Hospice.

Pete has set himself the challenge of raising a £ for every metre they climb up the mountain: a goal of £5895. They are paying their own trip expenses, so every £ raised will go to the Hospice.

On their justgiving website Pete writes, "Just to make if a bit more sporting and different we will both be wearing the kilt. Hopefully we can wear them for most of the climb but frostbite in delicate areas may preclude us from donning them for the summit attempt."



Tomorrow, Alasdair Matheson sets off for Calgary to take part in the Canadian Rockies Cycle Challenge for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Alasdair will be cycling from Canmore, near Calgary to Jaspar National Park, a distance of 400km with altitudes reaching 2068m.

Support from local people has already helped Alasdair raise nearly £3000 through the Cromarty Christmas Cracker and coffee morning in the Emporium. He will be part of a team of 10 cyclists from the Highlands. All the money they raise will come back for use in the Highlands.

We'll be following the progress of Pete & Al and Alasdair throughout the coming week. Keep watching this space!

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