The head coach of Aberdeen’s ice hockey team is to abseil 165ft down one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks to raise cash for charity.
Barry Carnegie, who both coaches and plays for the Lynx, is to abseil down the Forth Rail Bridge next month to raise money for the Ronald McDonald facility in Glasgow
The 35-year-old, who works for Technip in Westhill, was inspired to take part in the abseil and raise the money after close friends needed to stay in the home away from home while their infant son Kerr was treated in hospital.
Kerr was born with a undetected congenital heart defect and was rushed into surgery at just eight days old.
His parents, Ian and Sharon Flanigan, had to stay at Glasgow’s Ronald McDonald House in October last year for almost a month while their son underwent treatment at the city’s Royal Hospital for Children.
Barry will take on the challenge alongside Ian and Sharon as well as his wife, Francinne, sister Ashleigh and five other members of ‘Team Kerr’.
Nearly £4,000 has been raised so far for the charity, including sponsorship and money raised from EPL Event’s children’s show Funbox held in Forfar last month.