Southsiders falling for charity

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A GROUP of southsiders braved a 150 feet fall from the Titan Crane recently in aid of the Glasgow City Mission.

The abseil challenge was taken on by 22 people, five of whom hailed from the southside, and the group raised a total of £3,500 for the homeless charity.

Jan and Ruth Crichton, from Waterfoot, (pictured with fellow southsider Fraser Muirhead) were among the daredevils — and mum Jan had to conquer her fear of heights first.

Daughter Ruth commented: “I think I’ve developed a fear now” and Jan added: “It’s just as well that was for a good cause”.

Also scaling the heights of the iconic crane were Emma Louise Doanie from Barrhead, who volunteers for the charity, and fundraising manager Graham Steven from Clarkston.

Andrew Low, chief executive of Glasgow City Mission, congratulated all on a task well done, and added: “I’m so thankful for everyone who has given up part of their weekend, and indeed everyone who has sponsored them, to support us in this way.

“We have seen a 20 per cent rise in the number of people seeking our services over this past year – the money they have helped to raise by abseiling is hugely appreciated and enables us to make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most”.