Provost prepares for adrenaline fuelled appeal

Provost's Challenge: Jill Webster
Provost's Challenge: Jill Webster

Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster will test her nerves to the limit with a new challenge to raise money for a television appeal.

The Provost’s Challenge will see the Banchory Councillor taking on multiple adrenaline fuelled activities in one day, first climbing, then abseiling down a cliff-face and gorge walking through a river.

The Provost will swap her civic chain for a wetsuit to raise money for the STV Appeal, now in its third year, which focuses on children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.

On October 3, Provost Webster 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 Linn O’ Dee in a gorge walking challenge – swimming, wading and exploring her way up the river.

Provost Webster said: “I wanted to do something that put me outside of my comfort zone, in the hope of raising as much money as possible.

“This is also a great opportunity to highlight the variety of exciting outdoor activities available in Aberdeenshire.”

Anyone interested in donating should visit: One lucky donator will get the chance to join the Provost on the day.