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.

Sandy Peterson
Sandy Peterson

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.

Allison Duncan
Allison Duncan

“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 peterson@skelberry.shetland.co.uk 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.


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  • Jack Harcus

    • June 24th, 2013 12:07

    A very worthy charity to support.Good weather on the day will be appreciated.I have aleady made my initial donation to Sandy to start the ball rolling.Guess I will have to give the Flea something as well. As a long time user of Disability Shetland’s sports facilities.I urge all readers to dig deep in their pockets for this most deserving charity.

    Strong legs to everyone taking part

  • Liam Adamson

    • June 25th, 2013 7:00

    Great challenge for a great charity. We were thinking to do something similar in training for national three peaks challenge. Perhaps some more councilors could join in for a bit of team bonding! Only thing is, isn’t Mid Field (388m) north east of Ronas Hill, and Holm Field (290m) North of Royl Field higher than some of the hills listed?


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