Provost launches fundraising challenge

Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster
Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster

Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster is testing her nerves to the limit with a new

challenge to raise money for children in poverty.

The Provost Challenge will see Provost Webster taking on two adrenaline-fuelled activities in one day, first climbing and then abseiling down a cliff-face and gorge walking through a river in the beautiful backdrop of Royal Deeside.

The Provost is swapping her civic chain for a wetsuit to raise money focusing on children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.

Today (Friday 6 September) The Provost publicly launched her fundraising challenge on Friday 6 September and appealing for people to donate.

One lucky donator will get the opportunity to take part with the Provost and sample some of the exciting activities taking place in the heart of Aberdeenshire.

Provost Webster will travel to Royal Deeside on October 3 to take part in the challenge. She will start by scaling a cliff face and abseiling back down again at the Pass of Ballater before taking the plunge into the River Lui, at the picturesque Linn O’ Dee in a gorge walking challenge – swimming, wading and exploring her way up the river.

Donations can be made via the JustGiving webpage: add ‘Take Part’ to your donation to be added to the competition.