Family abseil for charity

Broughty Ferry coulpe Daniel and Kathryn Brown who are going to abseil from the tower building at Dundee University.
Broughty Ferry coulpe Daniel and Kathryn Brown who are going to abseil from the tower building at Dundee University.

A BROUGHTY Ferry family, who have raised almost £4,000 to help a loved-one end their life at home, are taking their campaign to new heights.

Next month brother and sister Daniel and Kathryn Brown will lead a team of 65 in the annual Marie Curie Daredevil Challenge, a 130-foot abseil of the University of Dundee Tower Building.

Daniel (22) and 18-year-old Kathryn, who are tackling the adventure in memory of their late grandmother Mrs Elizabeth Brown, hope their actions will inspire other people to take part in the event for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the charity which provides free professional nursing care to the terminally ill at home.

Before their gran’s death in September, 2011, Daniel and Kathryn helped care for Mrs Brown at home alongside their dad, James, his sisters, Margaret Strichen and Linda Linn, and brother, Tom.

Entries are still open for the event on Saturday, June 1. It costs £15 to register and participants pledge to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship.

For more information contact Petra McMillan on 07717 810365.