Caroline’s Munro challenge for MS charity

Caroline Shaw plans to 'bag' all 283 Munros by her 50th birthday on April 1, 2014.
Caroline Shaw plans to 'bag' all 283 Munros by her 50th birthday on April 1, 2014.

A ROTHESAY woman is hoping the generosity of local people will help her raise more than £5,000 for sufferers of multiple sclerosis in Scotland.

Caroline Shaw from Crichton Road has set herself the challenge of bagging all 283 Munros – mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet – by her 50th birthday on April 1, 2014.

She has already received nearly £1,000 so far.

She said: “To achieve the target I’ll need to complete 94 Munros a year. I managed to bag 90 last year and 15 so far this year. I’m hoping, energy and weather permitting, to bag 14 in a long weekend to Ratagan on 11-14 May.

“I hope to raise awareness of this debilating and progressive disease and raise critical funds for the MS Society Scotland.  The money will be used to support cutting edge research, facilitate professional education and provide programmes and services to help people with MS move their lives forward.

“I have several friends with MS and I’m sure if you don’t know somebody with MS, one of your friends will.  Please support me in my challenge and at the same time highlight this worthwhile charity.  An additional 25% is added to the donation for UK taxpayers so ensure the gift aid box is ticked.

“No amount is too small and I would really appreciate your support.”

Caroline has a Just Giving page where donations can be made easily and quickly, safely and securely - just click on the link to the right of this article.

The MS Society Scotland charity supports 10,500 people, their families and carers affected by multiple sclerosis in Scotland.