Six hardy souls brave tough Tomintoul terrain to fundraise for charity

The group presented the cheque to Penumbra
The group presented the cheque to Penumbra

A group of six hardy walkers from Tomintoul took on a tough challenge, navigating a tricky mountain pass, for charity.

The team consisted of Dionne Sim, Anne Phillips, Louise Stuart, Zoe Hamilton, Janice Levack and Andrew Sim and they set out to tackle the Lairig Ghru pass to raise funds for a mental health charity.

The group started the 19-mile Cairngorms route from Linn O’ Dee, Braemar and finished at Rothiemurchus 10 and a half hours later.

Accompanied by walking guide Bill Dallas, who kept them all motivated, they were raising cash for Penumbra and managed to make £2,100.

Penumbra’s head of business development in Edinburgh Sarah Campbell said: “We are delighted to be receiving such a generous donation.

“We are extremely grateful for their fundraising efforts and pleased that they have chosen to show their appreciation of Penumbra in this way.

“Their contribution is greatly valued and will go towards Penumbra’s ongoing support and recovery work being provided across the community. “