Tall ‘storey’ for youngest Daredevil

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A Broughty teenager is going to hair-raising lengths this weekend to become the youngest ever Daredevil charity abseiler.

Robyn Gauld, a Saturday girl with hair and beauty business Charlie Taylor, will - at the age of 16 - be one of the youngest taking part in the Marie Curie Daredevil Challenge this Saturday, June 6.

Along with seven colleagues from the firm’s Dundee, St Andrews and Perth salons, Robyn will join 50 other brave souls for the 140 foot abseil of the University of Dundee Tower Building.

Their boss, Charlie Taylor, has encouraged them to take part after last year helping to raise £8000 for Marie Curie nurses to provide professional end-of-life care at home.

Charlie said: “Many of our clients and our team have been touched by terminal illness and we know what a difference Marie Curie care can make to families at the end of life.

“Although the abseil is challenging for most of us, it is a fantastic event and well worth the effort for the support it will ‘buy’ for local families in need.

“I’m very proud of everyone who is taking part and very grateful to all our clients, family and friends who are supporting us.”

Along with Robyn and Charlie’s husband, Alastair, the team includes Susan Anderson, Charlotte Maindron and Bryony Forbes from St Andrews and Lewis Scrimgeour and Megan Steele from Dundee.

Launched in 2010 by Marie Curie patron Petra McMillan the event has directly ‘bought’ 3000 hours of high-quality, hands-on care.

To abseil or to find out more about the charity, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk or contact petramcmillan@sky.com or on 07717 810365.