First to test the abseil ropes chosen

Kenny Barr
Kenny Barr

In recognition of the support given over the years, and the raising in sponsorship of over £3,000, the organisers of the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Abseil at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, to be held on 7 September, have allocated the number one slot to fundraiser Kenny Barr.

Organiser of this year’s charity event, Steve Hardy, a member of the Stranraer Committee, said: “When we first started the abseil down the lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway, Kenny was one of the first to put his name forward and this year was no exception - and once again, he was the very first to register.

“In previous years he has been allocated a number of starting times, but this year we decided that in recognition of his support for Macmillan Cancer Support that he will take pole position and test the strength of the rope!”

When told that he was allocated the first spot he said he was highly delighted to be given the honour of starting the abseil and was more than willing to accept.

The Abseil is open to anyone over the age of 16 years (parental consent required for 16 year olds) and will take place between 10am and 4pm at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.

There are still places available so if you fancy a challenge contact the organiser Steve Hardy on e mail or telephone 01776 840371.

Macmillan ask that you pay a £20 registration fee to pay for the abseil company costs and then agree to raise £100 on sponsorship.

The abseil is with the kind permission of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the owners of the tower and the Mull of Galloway Trust the owners of the 30-acre lighthouse estate.