Glenluce pensioner sleeping outside for a month in aid of NHS

Glenluce pensioner Wilma Gray is sleeping outside all month to raise funds for NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 11:36 am
Wilma Gray's sleeping arrangements for the whole of January
Wilma Gray's sleeping arrangements for the whole of January

This time last year the 73-year-old slept in a tent raising £1235 for Stranraer Community Hospital.

This year Wilma has made life tougher for herself by swapping the lined tent for a lean-to with a single skin of corrugated plastic.

At night she has no heat, and only a light and clock for company, with her dog preferring to stay indoors.

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An ex-soldier who toured Yemen, Cyprus and North Ireland, Wilma is now partially disabled through her service.

She’s a founder member of Stranraer Incredible Edible’s Group and helps out at Stranraer Community Garden.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/willma-gray-5 or send a cheque (made out to NHS D&G ) or cash to Easterton Farm, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0NJ.