Hillside Hotties to take on Ben Nevis

Some of the Hotties are pictured, from the left: Karen Taylor, Nikki Jachnik, Dawn Wallace, Emily Cleland, Jill Morton, Catriona Chalmers, Helen Salmon and Jacqui Fraser.
Some of the Hotties are pictured, from the left: Karen Taylor, Nikki Jachnik, Dawn Wallace, Emily Cleland, Jill Morton, Catriona Chalmers, Helen Salmon and Jacqui Fraser.

Fund-raisers, known as the Hillside Hotties from Hillside, Montrose and Kirriemuir, are raising funds for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

And some of the women have challenged themselves to climb Ben Nevis on May 16.

Most of them have never climbed a mountain before, let alone the highest in Britain, but they say they have been training hard and are determined to complete the climb.

The charity is very close to the hearts of the group as breast cancer has either affected them personally, or those very close to them.

They want to help bring forward the day when breast cancer will no longer be life threatening. Every year almost 50,000 women and 400 men in the UK are diagnosed with the disease.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer are at the forefront of research into the disease and are working hard to prevent breast cancer from taking the lives of our mums, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts, grannies and friends.

The Hotties have been organising events to help them reach their target of £3,000. They held a family fun day in Hillside, raising £750, and The Barber Shop hair salon in Montrose held an equally successful ladies’ night.

Plans are underway for an afternoon tea to be held on Saturday, May 23 in the Old and St Andrew’s Church Hall from 2 to 4 pm.

There will be teas, coffees and sweet treats, as well as stalls.

To make a donation, they have a JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Hillside-Hotties1.