Nanette ‘s brave zip wire challenge raises £2000

It takes guts for anyone to fling themselves off the side of a hill, let alone an 80-yearold granny. But Nanette Craig from Wigtown recently took her courage in both hands, shut her eyes tight and jumped off Europe longest zipwire to raise £2000 for her favourite charity.

Thursday, 24th July 2014, 6:35 am
80-year-old grandmother Nanette Craig from Wigtown on the zipwire at Laggan

Having been given a birthday gift of a go the zip wire at Laggan Outdoor Centre near Gatehouse, Nanette decided to turn her adventure into a opportunity to help children all over the world and both mark her big birthday and the 30 anniversary of the local branch of Save the Children.

With her mother safely landed back on terra firma, Nanette’s daughter June Robinson said: “A huge thank you for the amazing response from everyone who donated towards over £2000 raised for Save the Children following Nanette’s Zip Wire Challenge celebrating 30 years of Save the Children in Wigtownshire and being 80.

“She said there was no bravado on her part as less than a minute of being scared on a high wire is nothing compared to the fear and uncertainty that thousands of the world’s children wake up to every day of their young lives. This wonderful sum will go a long way to helping vulnerable children everywhere.”

Well done Nanette!