‘Bunkers’ challenge for project

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A MUSEUM curator spent 24 hours underground before Christmas to raise money for a special project.

Cheryl Stewart braved the freezing temperatures, torrential rain and bracing gale force winds, by staying in the nuclear bunker, which forms part of the Arbroath Royal Observer Corps Post Museum at Elliot.

Many people sponsored Cheryl, who had to endured a full day in the bunker where the average temperature was 6.5 degrees centigrade.

She entered it at 2 p.m. and emerged the following day at the same time having been in isolation for 24 hours with no mod cons 20 feet below the ground.

And a final count has revealed that a total of £414 has been raised, with money still coming in, which will go towards a restoration project at the museum.

After Cheryl completed her challenge, the first thing she wanted was a deserved cup of coffee and said if she ever does the stunt again, it will be in a much warmer summer time.

She also thanked local people who had supported her challenge and the museum project.

Anybody wanting information on the museum can contact Cheryl on 077941395976 or cheryl.stewart@gmail.com.