On a wing with a prayer - for charity

WE RECENTLY reported a fund-raising event at Kirsty McIntosh’s Odysee Hair Design in Johnshaven. A Montrose lady, Adele McGilvray, had a sponsored haircut for the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. Adele also donated her long hair.

Now Kirsty, also from Montrose, has her own fund-raiser for the charity - a sponsored wingwalk.

It takes place on Sunday, although Kirsty’s justgiving page will remain open for some time after that at http://www.justgiving.com/kirsty-odyssee

Kirsty explained: “Have I ever had any desire to do a wingwalk? Not now! Not ever! So why am I doing it? To be perfectly honest, this was a very much unwanted Christmas present. That’ll teach me for saying ‘I don’t need anything, just get me an experience’. I had in mind a weekend away or even a trip to the cinema.”

She continued: “I had been telling my partner how well the last sponsored haircut had gone and how I would like to do a sponsored event myself - perhaps a run, a swim, something with a bit of a challenge ...

“Next thing, he’s at the computer doing a poster: ‘Kirsty Flies High in the Name Of Charity!’”

But Kirsty concluded: “Despite my fear, I’m very happy to be doing this for The Little Princess Trust.”

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