Charity challenge for Helensburgh woman

February 13, 2018 by  

A woman who lives in Helensburgh and is employed helping people who suffer from dementia has announced that she will put herself through a formidable series of challenges during 2018, as a charity fundraiser.

Louise McCloy, 29, works for the town’s Dementia Resource Centre and her experiences there have played a major part in her decision to embark on a year of charity tasks. She will be raising money on behalf of Alzheimer Scotland – and there is a further reason why this particular charity is so important to her.

Louise has had more direct experience of the disease, as her own grandad was diagnosed with it. As she told the Helensburgh Advertiser, this – together with her love of personal challenges – gave her the final impetus needed.

She has already committed herself to five challenges, with the first one being March’s night race, Mighty Deerstalker. This will be followed with a skydive, bungee jump, the Tough Mudder assault course and the Great Glencoe Challenge. Louise said:

“I turn 30 this year so I’m trying to get some of my craziness out of my system. Throughout 2018 I will be participating in numerous somewhat crazy challenges. I am super excited and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Louise has an online donations page and any friends or family that want to turn up and support her. Numerous charities and fundraisers use places supplying banner printing to help raise awareness.