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Local students to climb Kilimanjaro

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Laura Bisset (left) and Becky Murray
Laura Bisset (left) and Becky Murray

TWO Sutherland students are to take on Africa’s highest peak - 19,341 feet Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - in a charity fundraiser.

Becky Murray (19), from Dornoch, who is studying sports promotion at Glasgow Caledonian University, and her pal Laura Bisset (26), from Embo, a business studies student at Inverness College UHI, will set off on their adventure in August next year.

They are raising cash for Moray Firth Radio’s Cash for Kids appeal, which aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the Highlands.

Said Becky: "We chose a Kilimanjaro climb as our fundraiser mainly because of the sense of achievement we expect to get on reaching the top.

"Apparently you can be affected by the lack of oxygen at these altitudes, so we will be walking for only five hours a day.

"We will initially be flying from London to Nairobi and expect to be away for about nine days."

The first event to raise cash for their trip is a quiz night in Grannie’s Heilan’s Hame in Embo, on Saturday, 15th December.

Anyone wishing to donate may go online at www.justgiving.com/Laura Bisset or www.justgiving.com/Becky Murray1, or by text BEXM93 followed by £1/£2/£5/£10 to 70070 or LAUZ80 followed by £1/£2/£5/£10 to 70070.

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