Hearty breakfast sets Aileen up for charity feat

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Charity fundraiser Aileen Hughes is one step closer to zip sliding across the Clyde in aid of Sense Scotland.

East Ren woman Aileen held a successful fundraising breakfast at La Vita Piccolino E Vino on Saturday, encouraging ladies only to dine out and sponsor her upcoming charity feat on April 19.

She told The Extra: “The ladies only event was wonderful — an overwhelming success. When I set up my JustGiving site, my aim was to raise a total of £150 for Sense Scotland, a charity which helps deafblind and disabled children and adults, as well as their families.

“On the day, £90 had already been donated to the site. At the breakfast, we had donation boxes and the 30 ladies who attended donated the amazing sum of £457.50. I’m overwhelmed and amazed.”

Aileen added thanks to host Marco at Piccolinos for providing a venue, and to husband Martin, who paid for the cost of the breakfast as a 50th birthday present to the fundraiser.

She added: “The idea behind the breakfast was to give something back to those who sponsored me, as a way to say thanks.

“Now I have the Zip Slide Across the Clyde to look forward to on Sunday, April 19 — and I can’t wait.”

To sponsor Aileen in aid of Sense Scotland, visit www.justgiving.com/Aileen-Hughes1.