Flea and Sandy to climb six hills in a day for charity
Councillor Allison “Flea” Duncan and Disability Shetland trustee Sandy Peterson are to embark on a gruelling trek to raise money for the charity.
They are planning to climb the six highest hills on the Mainland of Shetland in one day, starting at Ronas Hill and finishing at Fitful Head.
In between they aim to tackle Dalescord Hill east of Dales Lees, Scalla Field at the Lang Kames, Royl Field west of Cunningsburgh and the Ward of Scousburgh.
Mr Peterson said they hoped to complete the hike on Friday 5th July, weather permitting.
The pair, who both played football for Ness United in their younger days, will be accompanied by Mr Peterson’s nephew Richard, a hill runner who will be on holiday in Shetland next week.
Mr Peterson urged folk to sponsor them as he said Disability Shetland “urgently needs funds in these difficult financial times”.
He said: “We have had a bit of sponsorship coming in already but we hope more will come. Like all charities we are strugging for money.
“My nephew is a hill runner so I know he will do it. But maybe I’ll be oagin up da Ward o Scousburgh at five minutes to midnight on my hands and knees!”
If anyone would like to sponsor them Mr Peterson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (01806) 577321.
Mr Duncan, “a good friend of Disability Shetland” who came up with the fund-raising idea, can be contacted at Lerwick Town Hall or on (01950) 460821.