Chevington piper raises thousands for charity

Ned Robertson and George Nickerson at the top of Ben Eunaich
Ned Robertson and George Nickerson at the top of Ben Eunaich

Two young friends who embarked on a charity challenge last week have already raised more than half of their ambitious target.

Ned Robertson, of Chevington, and school friend George Nickerson are pictured here at the top of Ben Eunaich, one of Scotland’s six mountains which they climbed over the course of three days.

The pair, who played their bagpipes at the top of each one, set themselves the challenge of raising £12,000 for the Argyll Piping Trust charity, enough to fund two years’ bagpipe tuition for 30 pupils.

So far they have raised 60 per cent of their total, more than £7,000.

Ned, 17, said: “We had a really hard few days, especially on the first day when the mountains were covered in thick mist, with sheer cliffs all around us. But we are so grateful for all the support people have given us. It’s been fantastic.”

To help boost their total, visit www.justgiving.com/george-nickerson