Three peaks, two people, one day

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WALLACE Veterinary Centre in Carnoustie is sending two intrepid fundraisers off this week to raise money for good causes.

Vet Jim Wallace and head nurse Gill Hay set off on Monday to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge, which will see them scale Snowdonia, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hours including travel time.

Jim is attempting the feat to raise money for MS Tayside, a Dundee based charity which treats sufferers of multiple sclerosis.

His sister Caroline has MS and receives treatment at the Peddie Street clinic, and according to Jim fundraising has been steady. He said: “I’m somewhere around £600, aiming to get over £1,000 if I can do it.”

Gill is hoping to raise money for Search and Mountain Rescue (Scotland), a cause clsoe to her heart according to Jim. He said: “Gill is quite keen, working with animals all her life she wants to help the animal aspect as well as the search and rescue aspect.”

It will be a tough slog for the pair, Jim said: “I think it’s going to be tough and I’ll be pretty sore afterwards. I did Scafell Pike about two weeks ago and I didn’t move very well afterwards.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and excitement. We’ll be doing it come sun, hail or snow. I’m in my mid-50s, people must look at me and think I’m mad!”

The daring duo start their trek at 7 p.m. on Monday at the base of Snowdonia, to contribute to their causes visit www.justgiving.com/Jim-Wallace or www.justgiving.com/gillian-hay.