The Stranraer Committee of the Macmillan Cancer Support are once again organising an abseil down the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse in September to raise money for the charity.
It was two years ago when the last charity abseil was held, when over 100 people, from as far away as Leeds to the south and Aberdeen to the north, took the plunge from the balcony of the 26 metre high tower at Scotland’s most southerly point.
All that Macmillan’s ask is that each person taking part, pays £20 for the administration costs (payable at time of registration) and then agrees to raise £100 in sponsorship. Over the years a considerable amount of money has been raised from the abseil, all of which has been used within the Dumfries and Galloway area. This year is no exception.
This bi-annual event takes place on Saturday September 7, between 10am and 4.00pm. Fancy dress is not mandatory, but over the years there have been many, including fairies, spiderman, superman, painters and decorators and even a Borat look alike resplendent in a man thong! There will be a prize for the person or group judged to be the best.
Registration forms and sponsorship forms can be obtained by either e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephoning the organiser of the event Steve Hardy on 01776 840371, or collected at the lighthouse exhibition at the Mull of Galloway.
Individual and groups are most welcome. Once registration has been received, the organisers will arrange the time of the ascent and notify the participant.