Friends tackle abseil challenge

Lynsey Dakers and Emma Brand are raising money for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge all 165 feet of it on June 10. The girls were pictured in Emma's home on Monday.
Lynsey Dakers and Emma Brand are raising money for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland by abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge all 165 feet of it on June 10. The girls were pictured in Emma's home on Monday.

TWO ARBROATH friends are to scale down the side of one of the country’s most iconic bridges to raise money for charity.

Lynsey Dakers and Emma Brand are to abseil all 165 feet off the Forth Rail Bridge next month in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

The challenge called the ultimate abseil takes place on July 10 and Lynsey explained she is becoming something of an expert at abseiling.

She said: “I have abseiled for charity before at Murrayfield Stadium for Cancer Research in 2005 so I thought it would be great to do it again.

“The stadium was 100 foot but the bridge is 165 foot.

“I told Emma about it and she wanted to join in as her uncle has had a stroke but she has never abseiled before.

“I also walked Mount Keen in 2010 for the stroke ward at Ninewells Hospital which was organised by a friend of mine whose grandmother died from a stroke.” Anybody interested in sponsoring Lynsey and Emma can visit their webpage www.justgiving.com/LynseyDakers