Bute’s Superman and Wonder Woman take to the skies - again!

Superman and Wonder Woman - otherwise known as Bute couple George and Myra Love - pictured on Sunday after their second sponsored zip slide for Cancer Support Scotland.
Superman and Wonder Woman - otherwise known as Bute couple George and Myra Love - pictured on Sunday after their second sponsored zip slide for Cancer Support Scotland.

Bute’s very own Superman and Wonderwoman took part in their second zip slide across the Clyde on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Support Scotland.

It’s the second year in a row that George and Myra Love, from Kilchattan Bay, have taken part in the event.

After raising more than £3,000 for the charity last year, they were named Cancer Support Scotland’s ‘supporters of the year’ for 2012, and their efforts were recognised in a motion of congratulation in the Scottish Parliament.

Cancer Support Scotland chief executive Colin Graham said the couple were “amazing people”.

George and Myra were among a group of 36 brave Cancer Support Scotland fundraisers who harnessed themselves to a wire to drop 150 feet from a crane adjacent to the Finnieston Crane on the north side of the Clyde to the landing site on the south side. During the 17-second trip, they reached a speed of around 40mph.

Mr Graham said: “People like George and Myra are wonderful and we are hugely grateful for their efforts.

“We receive no government funding and rely on supporters like them to raise the funds that allow us to provide free complementary therapies to people at a time when they need them most.

“This year we are on target to provide services to more than 2000 clients, three times more than we were previously able to help, and every donation we get is vital.”

* To read more about the Loves’ amazing efforts make sure you don’t miss the brand new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 6.