Former island resident in Kilimanjaro climb for MND

Former Port Bannatyne resident, Charles MacQueen, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his brother who died nine years ago from Motor Neurone Disease.
Former Port Bannatyne resident, Charles MacQueen, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his brother who died nine years ago from Motor Neurone Disease.

A former island resident climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his brother who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease.

Charles MacQueen, who left the island in 2002, was part of a group of 28 fund-raisers who have collectively raised £158,000 for MND Scotland.

Charles’ brother, John (38), died nine years ago from the disease which attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and for which there is no cure.

The group headed off for Tanzania to undertake the six-day hike on September 28, which as John explains was an emotional experience - and one which he won’t forget in a hurry.

* Read the full story in this week’s Buteman - on sale from Thursday, October 15.

* To donate to Charles, visit his JustGiving page.