Trio set for charity climb

FUNDRAISERS: Scott, David and Bruce who are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity
FUNDRAISERS: Scott, David and Bruce who are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of charity

Three local lads are preparing for a once in a lifetime trip all in aid of charity.

Bruce Munro, David Lawrence and Scott McKay are heading off on Monday, November 12 to begin their trek which will take around six days to complete.

The trio, who are from Mintlaw, originally planned the trip as a lads holiday but after hearing about a workmate’s frequent trips to dialysis, they decided to begin fundraising.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Bruce said: “We started planning the trip in January and booked it in February so I have been keeping fit.

“We started planning it for charity a couple of months ago so we could begin fundrasing as soon as we could.”

When asked about how the plans came about, Bruce said: “It was David’s idea. About a year ago we looked into it, got information and decided to do it while we are young and while we still can.

“We have known each other since we were young at primary school so it is something good and memorable to do together.”

Bruce added: “My workmate Gordon does 3-4 hours of dialysis after work so we decided to raise money to help him and the charity, and also see the funds being put to good use.”

When asked about his preparation for the climb, David said: “It has been quite difficult for me because I work offshore, but when I have been out I used the gyms there and I have been up Bennachie and Glen Shee.”

The lads are excited for the trip, with Scott saying: “I can’t wait for the time to pass.” Bruce added: “The more I look into it, the more excting it gets. I have been watching videos on YouTube and they show how interesting it will be.”

They are supporting the Stonehaven Dialysis Unit Charity which is raising funds to help build a new unit to be situated within Kincardine Community Hospital. This will save patients travelling to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Bruce, David and Scott would like to say thanks to those who have already donated. You can support both them and the charity by donating at: www.justgiving.com/stonehavendialysisunit.