Be brave – and help the Marie Curie nursing service

Gwen Erika Hunter and her sister, Petra McMillan

Now that cauld winter has stopped howling o’er moor and o’er mountain, and the first signs of summer and sunshine are with us, the Road to Dundee looks evermore enticing.

The City of Discovery has become one of the places to visit in recent times with its ancient maritime history, museums, art galleries, the silvery Tay and some famous football grounds, attracting more visitors than ever before.

You would love to go there? Well, here is your opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – visit Dundee and help the Marie Curie Nurses charity.

Dumbuck House Hotel owner Petra McMillan, who is a voluntary patron of Marie Curie in Scotland, is looking for new recruits to take part in their annual abseil challenge at the University of Dundee on Sunday, June 3.

No fitness is needed; all training is given on the day.

Petra said: “People taking part just have to be brave for all of ten minutes!”

Petra told me: “To encourage people there’s a competition with a great prize. Due to a big team cancellation we have 20 spots to fill at our Dundee abseil for Marie Curie on Sunday, June 3

“I hate a wasted space so I’m offering Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for Two at our super-duper Oxgang Kitchen, Bar & Rooms[in Grangemouth] to one lucky participant if we manage to fill all 65 spots in time.

“No fitness is needed, no experience required, uou just be brave and over 16 years of age.

“Please like us on Facebook, share and nudge anyone you know who might be keen.

“ALSO for all who LIKE and SHARE, you’re in a draw for a two-course meal for two! .Just to show how much fun it is, here’s a picture of my sister Gwen Erika Hunter peeing her pants as abseils down that building last year.”

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