Local ladies zip across the Clyde

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Two brave local ladies from Castle Douglas, Susan Wright and Wendy Bendall, are raising money for the Ronald McDonald House at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow by zipsliding 1000ft across the River Clyde on March 24.

Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation to families from all over Scotland while their children undergo treatment at Yorkhill Hospital.

In January 2013, Susan’s son, Fraser, 11, was injured in a terrible accident and was rushed to Yorkhill for emergency brain surgery.

Fraser was in hospital was nine days and his parents, Susan and Kerr, were able to stay at Ronald McDonald House, which was right on the doorstep of the hospital.

This service was invaluable and meant that they could stay near to Fraser. Around 600 families per year will stay in this accommodation and they need to raise in the region of £300,000 per year to keep it running. Fraser has made an amazing recovery, but he will need another operation in a few months and his parents will again hope to be able to stay at the family house.

The Wright family cannot thank Yorkhill Hospital and the invaluable Ronald McDonald House enough for what they have done, which is why Fraser’s mum and aunt are being exceptionally brave in doing the zipslide to raise as much as they can for this amazing charity.

If anyone would like to send a donation, either go online to the Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/susan-wendyzip, or send a cheque payable to Yorkhill Family House Limited to Susan Wright, Risk Farm, Bridge of Dee, Castle Douglas DG7 2AD, or to Wendy Bendall, Dalvadie, Meikle Knox Farm, Castle Douglas DG7 1NS.