Congratulations from DCR to Cliona and Nuala
Written by Archie Fergusson on 30/09/2008
We are pleased to report that Cliona and Nuala McCheyne successfully scaled their 50th Munro on Saturday 6th September. The twins climbed Ben Lomond with their parents Neil and Diane along with a reporter from BBC Scotland. Some of you may have heard them on Radio Scotland on Saturday morning, if not they will apparently be on again this Saturday and Sunday on Radio Scotlands programe “Out of Doors”. The BBC also have some great photographs of the girls on their “Scotland Outdoors – Galleries” page; including one showing the chocolate cake their dad presented them with at the top of Ben Lomond along with some DVD’s as a reward for their great achievment. They also made it into the Sunday Post after that paper spotted them on a website!
They have currently raised over £1,182.00 for the Schiehaillon Ward at Yorkhill Childrens Hospital with more money still to come in. I wonder what they will do for their 100th Munro?
Coincidentally on Saturday the ladies from Cowal Scottish Womens Rural Instiute Group meeting in Strone enjoyed an informative talk from a representative of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation explaining the work they do to raise money to finance various projects throughout the hospital. Ranging from new equipment to assist children to go on visits out of the hospital, clown doctors, a new ITU department and a medicinema – a state of the art cinema where even children who are confined to their beds can enjoy a night out at the cinema only downside is that no popcorn is allowed.
It brought home the difference that can be made to the lives of the children and their families in Yorkhill and how valuable the fundraising for these organisations is.